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Car park fraudster Kristden Kinson to pay nominal £1 for crimes

By CMJohannaCarr  |  Posted: March 21, 2014

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Kristden Kinson at an earlier court hearing

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A FORMER parking security manager who swindled nearly £50,000 from his employers has been ordered to repay the nominal sum of £1 as his benefit from his criminal activities.

Kristden Kinson, 39, formerly of Truro, was jailed for 32 months in November after admitting three counts of theft.

Kinson was labelled a “brazen conman” by the sentencing judge for stealing more than £10,000 by pocketing cash from pay-and-display machines at Discovery Quay car park in Falmouth.

While working as manager of KBT Cornwall Ltd, Kinson also tricked his boss Brian Cook into handing over money for non-existent contracts.

He admitted stealing about £40,000, by saying he needed money to expand the business with contracts which turned out to be false.

Kinson, who spent some of his ill-gotten gains on a lavish champagne dinner costing £721 at Zafiros in Truro, appeared at Truro Crown Court on Friday for a confiscation hearing under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

Philip Lee, for the prosecution, said Kinson’s benefit from the thefts had been agreed with the defence as being £46,760.45, a sum which reflected the three offences he had admitted.

Mr Lee said a financial investigation had discovered no significant available assets and that the confiscation sum would therefore be “a nominal amount of £1”.

Kinson, now of Parkfield Crescent, Taunton, stole the money between June 14 and December 31, 2012.

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  • imascammer  |  March 22 2014, 11:20AM

    His crimes were probably minimal in comparison to the company he worked for which stole far greater amounts from motorists with illegal fines

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