Today five people were sentenced at Hull Crown Court following a lengthy investigation and trail into serious mortgage frauds. Hull men Alfred and Darren Goulbourne joined co-defendants Julie Crane, Christopher Jones and Andrew Wormstone to receive their sentences.
Detective Inspector Mark Kelk from Humberside Police’s Economic Crime Unit said, “This was an extremely lengthy investigation into a very complex case and their sentencing today reflects the seriousness of these offences.
“The brothers Alfred and Darren Goulbourne and their co-defendants were found guilty of a series of frauds committed against three mortgage companies and involved the submission of different types of false information in order to obtain mortgages secured on fourteen properties in the Hull area.
“My team worked tirelessly in gathering the necessary evidence to bring the case to court and I’d like to praise them for their dedication in bringing the five defendants to justice.”
The sentences each received are as follows:
Alfred Goulbourne from Hull was sentenced to 27 months in jail.
Christopher Jones, Leeds based legal conveyancing clerk who was involved in submitting and processing the mortgage applications was sentenced to 27 months.
Darren Gouldbourne from Hull and his partner Julie Crane of West Ella who was involved in making the property transactions and fraudulent mortgage applications were both sentenced to 18 months imprisonment.
Andrew Wormstone, Leeds based solicitor was found to be aware of the fraudulent transactions and sentenced to 16 months imprisonment, suspended for 18 months.