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Guilty of fraud - York farmer targetted

Guilty of fraud - York farmer targetted

3:23pm 28th April 2010
(Updated 6:27pm 28th April 2010)

A couple, who pleaded guilty to a conspiracy to defraud a York farmer out of a million pounds, have been sentenced to eleven and a half years behind bars.

30 year old Dennis McGinley was sentenced to eight years.

His 25 year old wife, Bianca, will serve three and a half years.

The pair have no fixed address as they're part of the travelling community.

The McGinley's targeted the York farmer along with four other victims from Staffordshire and Avon & Somerset.

In total the conspiracy, which started back in March 2006, amounted to £1.9 millon.

The couple were arrested last month and charged by North Yorkshire Police.

The courts heard, the McGinleys mainly targeted members of the farming and business community black-mailing them and relentlessly exploiting vulnerable people.

After sentencing it's also come to light that Dennis McGinley had skipped court in Ireland for fraud offences and had several aliases.

(PICTURED: Dennis McGinley)

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