Fraudster fugitive Raymond Nevitt apprehended after 10 years of running
Feb 05, 2016 02:20 AM EST
Raymond Nevitt, 52, is now back in UK to face jail time after a decade of pursuit with the police. The fugitive is known for being a "walking fraud machine" since he's collected a total of £3.25 million during his moments with the company.
Following a 2006 conviction for defrauding the taxpayers, Raymond Nevitt was apprehended and has been extradited to the UK to face consequences of his actions. According to BBC, the fugitive who was a subject for having a "playboy lifestyle" is now facing jail after running for more than nine years. He was last sentenced for 3 year and 9 months but was absent in 2008. He was ordered to pay the amount of £1.6m or serve a 10-year sentence. Though now, Judge Steiger ruled that he won't add sentence to the runner since he has served nine months in a South African jail.
The multi-million pound scammer will be represented by the celebrity lawyer, Nick Freeman, also known as "Mr. Loophole" as indicated in The Guardian. The report also said that Nevitt was described as a "walking fraud machine" after being arrested in Cape Town in May last year. He was hiding in Cape Town for five years and travelling on passports on various names to Spain and Thailand. On the day of arrest, police found 28 mobile phones with dozens sim cards in possession. Also, the Serious Fraud Office has confirmed that the fraudster in now captured in UK.
Justice has caught up with the actions of Raymond Nevitt as reported by Manchester Evening News. It should be noted that the "playboy" is known for fondness for gold, cars and luxury travel. Back in 2000, Nevitt's actions included somersaulting his Ferrari thru midair with a speed of 150mph which resulted to wreckage but still managed to throw a champagne reception with his pals after. Behind this success is his company Ravelle in 1991 who sold second-hand pc parts, however, his lavish lifestyle made him use the company's money and made loans to other companies after forging paper works. In the end, a total of £3.25 million was collected by the fraudster.
After decade of running from justice, Raymond Nevitt will be facing jail time in his hearing last Wednesday. The fugitive was arrested in Cape Town by the police with an assumed name and passport to travel to Spain and Thailand. The fraudster was a subject of fraud after collecting more than £3 million for forging papers and making loans before his companies were subdued. Nevitt will now be serving prison time in the UK.