Man admits defrauding Grantham war veteran, 93, out of thousands of pounds

Court news.
Court news.

A man involved in a distraction theft which led to a 93-year-old war veteran being defrauded out of thousands of pounds has admitted the offence at Lincoln Crown Court.

Ion Anghel, 48, of Sherwood Street, Wolverhampton, pleaded guilty to the theft of a bank card on December 14, 2015.

Anghel, who is currently serving a prison sentence for a separate matter, also admitted a second charge of fraud between December 13 and 17 by using the stolen card to defraud ATM machines and retail workers.

Judge John Pini QC adjourned sentence until Friday and Anghel was remanded in custody.

The charges follow an incident in which the elderly victim was distracted by three men while withdrawing cash from a NatWest bank in Grantham.