Printing Firms Come Together To Catch Conman

2010-12-02 09:23:03

Published on 2010-12-02 09:23:03

A group of printing companies joined forces to prosecute a conman who targeted printing firms in the Sussex area. According to PrintWeek, 60-year-old fraudster David Gale forged deals with taxi firms to produce business cards and other literature, acquiring consumables to do the work from printing firms.

But he didn't pay for the supplies nor did he produce any work for the cab businesses, PrintWeek said. He operated between 2006 and 2010 and made £55,000.

Sussex Police said Gale's conviction – he was sentenced to 20 months in prison – would not have been secured without the help of three printing firms, all of which Gale attempted to scam.

Detective constable Rachel Ling of Hastings CID, who led the investigation, told PrintWeek: "Without the printers it would have been a civil claim. Thanks to them we were able to prove that it was the same story over and over again."

Colourset Litho, ADS Colour, and Harcour Litho were the firms involved.

Posted by Johnny McMaster.

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