Doncaster trio jailed over counterfeit notes operation

COURT: Court Case
COURT: Court Case

Three men from Doncaster have been jailed for a fake £20 notes racket.

In January this year, police officers executed a warrant at an address on St Johns Road, Balby, following information received from members of the public concerning suspicious behaviour.

Officers entered the property and seized counterfeit £20 notes totalling £940, as well as equipment associated with the production of counterfeit currency.

30-year-old Tony Hamill and 32-year-old David Connor were found at the address and were arrested and charged with offences relating to counterfeiting.

A third man, 51-year-old Steven Hudson, was arrested later and also charged with a number of counterfeiting offences.

All three men appeared at Sheffield Crown Court.

Hamill of St Johns Road, Balby, pleaded guilty to two counterfeiting charges and was sentenced to 30 months imprisonment.

Connor of Greenwood Avenue, Balby, pleaded guilty to having a counterfeit note with intent and was sentenced to 10 months imprisonment while Hudson of St James Street, Doncaster pleaded guilty to three counterfeiting charges and was sentenced to two years imprisonment.

PC Ben Harris who managed the investigation said: “Individuals involved in counterfeiting should know that they could be sent to prison if found committing this type of offence.

“These sentences show that those involved in these types of crime will be targeted and caught.

“We would like to thank residents who continue to report suspicious behaviour to the police, as this information can be vital in stopping criminal activity.”