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Geovonne Oliver jailed after he stole over £1m from his disabled father

By David Wilcock

Published 03/08/2016

A man who withdrew over a million pounds from his severely disabled father's bank account to go on a lavish spending spree has been jailed for five years
A man who withdrew over a million pounds from his severely disabled father's bank account to go on a lavish spending spree has been jailed for five years

A man who withdrew over a million pounds from his severely disabled father's bank account to go on a lavish spending spree has been jailed for five years.

In 2014, Geovonne Oliver (21) fooled Barclays bank into thinking he was his father, Derrick, so he could take £1.26m from a medical negligence compensation payment his father won after a hospital error saw him have the lower part of both legs and some fingers amputated in 2008.

The Jamaican national, who was aged 19 at the time splurged the cash on "lavish" treats for himself, including a £64,000 BMW M4 with the personalised number plate G7 GIO.

Sentencing Geovonne for fraud, money laundering and perverting the course of justice, Judge Andrew Goymer rejected his claim that he had started the con to help his mother and seven step-siblings living in poverty in Jamaica.

The court also heard that just £97,000 of the stolen money has been recovered.

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