Jail threat for Burnley woman in £13,000 scam

Burnley Crown Court.
Burnley Crown Court.

A fraudster has been warned she faces jail after owning up to a scam to the tune of more than £13,000.

Sarah Critchley (34) also had a stun gun, Burnley Crown Court was told.

The defendant, of Thurston Street, Burnley, admitted four counts of fraud, between last June and last July, and possessing a weapon designed for the discharge of a noxious thing in November 2013.

She was bailed until September 11th, for a pre-sentence report on condition she lives at her home address in Thurston Street.

The defendant was warned by Recorder Simon Medland, QC: “All sentencing options, including a sentence of immediate imprisonment, will be available to the court on the next occasion.”