A 29-year-old man has been sentenced to 13 months in prison after he conned and stole money from two women.
In July 2017, Adam Pevler, of Currie Road in Newark, stole £1100 from a vulnerable woman after claiming to help her find accommodation in Nottinghamshire as she was moving from South Yorkshire. She thought she was paying a deposit and bond into a landlords bank account. But when she got to the flat to move in, she found that the keys didn’t work in the door and tenants were about to move in through the true owner.
A police investigation was launched but Pevler evaded capture.
In July this year, he struck again, stealing £200 from a woman’s bank account and. He was arrested as a result of a media appeal.
Pevler appeared at Nottingham Crown Court on Thursday (20 September 2018) having pleaded guilty to two counts of fraud and one count of theft on 30 August.
Detective Constable Mickayla Townes said: “Pevler is a selfish, manipulative and calculated man who took advantage of two people’s vulnerable situations and was willing to break their trust without thinking twice about it. I’m pleased that the courts have recognised the seriousness of his crimes and issued a strong sentence. I hope that the victims will be able to move on with their lives as they deserve.”