Fraudster jailed after evading justice for four years Date published: 2nd August 2016 9.44am

A man who evaded justice for over four years has now been jailed.

Marius Lucian Anton, 31, was yesterday, Monday 1st August, sentenced to 14 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to Possession of articles for use in fraud, Possession of Criminal Property and Beach of Court bail. He was also ordered to pay £1092.00 under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

Anton was originally due to stand trial for Possession of articles for use in fraud and Possession of Criminal Property back in May 2012 but he failed to attend court. The charges related to an incident that occurred in the Crewe area.

Following his disappearance an arrests warrant was issued for Anton’s arrest and on Wednesday 20th July he was arrested at the port of Dover as he attempted to leave the UK.

Anton’s arrests came just 48 hours after his image was circulated to national and international media as part of a widespread appeal to identify ten suspected fraudsters wanted for committing fraud worth £20 million.

Detective Constable Paul Myatt, from the Cheshire Police Economic Crime Unit, said: “Over the last four years both Cheshire and Northants Police have made significant attempts to locate Anton and bring him before the Court all without success.

“However, following the national media appeal by the Joint Fraud Task Force on the 19th July 2016 we were able to flush him out and arrest as he tried to leave the UK in a further bid to evade justice.

“It is now pleasing to see that justice has been served and Anton is now serving a custodial sentence after pleading guilty to placing skimming devices on ATM’s across the UK, targeting innocent members of the public.

“This is an excellent result and I would like to thank the public for the support that they have provided which helped to lead to Anton’s arrest.”