Man sentenced for over four years for failing to comply with a serious crime prevention order – Oxford
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A man has been sentenced to four years’ and four months’ imprisonment following a court hearing at Oxford Crown Court on Friday (29/10).
Simon Levy, aged 56, of Charlwood Close, Harrow, was found guilty by unanimous jury of two counts of failing to comply with a serious crime prevention order. These breaches were contrary to section 25 of the Serious Crime Act 2007.
He was also found guilty of one count of contravening a disqualification order contrary to section 13 of the Company’s Directors Disqualification Act 1986.
Levy failed to appear at the sentencing and is currently wanted by the court.
The conviction relates to Levy’s breach of the prevention order put in place on him following previously fraudulent activity.
An investigation revealed that between July 2014 and July 2016, Levy failed to comply with an order imposed on him at court in July 2014 that he would only be allowed to have a bank account with one financial institution. It was found that Levy had bank accounts or credit cards with nine financial institutions.
Additionally in November 2017, Levy failed to provide an explanation, with supporting documentation to a payment he received from a third party. This also breached the serious crime prevention order as he was required to account for any payments to him above £200.
Levy was also prohibited from being the director of any company. It was found that Levy breached this order as he was found to be concerned in the formation of a takeaway business called Come Fry With Me.
Levy was charged on 17 May 2019.
Investigating officer, Detective Constable Grahame Lea, of CID, said: “Levy was evasive and knew that the activity he undertook was in clear breach of the serious crime prevention order place on him by the courts.
“Despite this, he did not admit his guilt and a trial had to be undertaken and the jury were all in agreement that he had breached the order.
“In this case Levy was sentenced in his absence, he is as a result wanted by the Court and we would ask anyone who has information as to his whereabouts to please come forward and call Thames Valley Police on 101.
“He is known to the Harrow area of London and he also uses another name of David Michaels.”