Fraudster ordered to repay cash

A FORMER Pocklington policeman who played his part in a £1.4million fraud scam has been ordered to repay tens of thousands of pounds.

Stephen Paul Spellacy, aged 39, from Pocklington, was a serving Humberside Police Officer at the time of the offences in 2008.

He helped in the laundering and collection of money stolen from the Avia insurance company in York.

Spellacy pleaded guilty in May 2009 to conspiracy to money laundering and a firearms offence and was sentenced to eight-and-a-half years in prison.

On 20 April this year the Court found that he had benefited from his criminal conduct to the value of £1,262,698.04.

Police traced assets to the value of £33,371 in his name and made a confiscation order in that amount.

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