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Tavernspite: £159,000 land fraud admitted in court

swansea crown courtA TAVERNSPITE woman appeared in court on Monday (Jan 5) to admit carrying out land frauds worth a total of £159,000.

Carolyn Jane Henderson, aged 50, was before Judge Huw Davies at Swansea crown court for a plea and case management hearing.

Henderson, of 3 Beynons court, admitted five offences of fraud by falsely representing between 2010 and 2011 that land for sale at Briar Paddock, St Florence, could be used for caravanning and camping.

The victims were David Harries, Diane Morgan, Paul Stewart, Glyn Coward and John Boswell.

Henderson also admitted possessing an article for use in fraud, a “document of truth” purportedly signed by a C Hastings.

She also admitted between 2005 and 2006 fraudulently obtaining a money order for £15,000 from Roland Evans by claiming that land at Hafod Wen, Llanteg, was suitable for planning permission and that if permission was not granted she would return the money.

Henderson also pleaded guilty to advertising land at Hafod Wen for sale while falsely claiming it was suitable for caravanning and camping.

Henderson will be sentenced on February 13 after a probation officer has prepared a report into her background.

Judge Davies agreed to the report after being told that the “relatively large amounts of money involved” might take the offending over the custody threshold.

Henderson entered pleas of not guilty to several other charges. Huw Rees, prosecuting, said in light of her guilty pleas those cases would not be proceeded with at this stage.

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Henderson’s sister, Amanda Victoria Henderson, aged 42, who lives at Hafod Wen, denied four charges of fraud relating to land at Hafod Wen.

The prosecution offered no evidence in her case and Judge Davies entered formal verdicts of not guilty. Amanda Jane Henderson was discharged.

Mr Rees said that although Carolyn Henderson, who was granted bail until the sentencing hearing, might now have little money left the prosecution wished to continue with a Proceeds of Crime Act investigation to see if any of the fraudulently obtained money could be recovered.

All the victims named in the charges had lost money, he added.

Mr Rees will provide more details of the offending on February 13.