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Oldbury man sold woman's car after taking it to be repaired
11:20am Thursday 21st June 2012 in News
A HARD up Oldbury man took a woman’s car to have it repaired after she was involved in a minor collision and sold it behind her back, a court heard.
Paven Nagah had threatened and intimidated the woman when she asked about her Audi A4, which he had sold to a young man for £6,700.
The 21-year-old, of Dudley Road East, admitted theft and fraud at Wolverhampton Crown Court and was jailed for six months.
Judge Philip Parker QC told Nagah the theft of the vehicle was an "extremely cruel offence" and it was clearly "persistent unpleasantness" that had left both victims suffering significant distress and anxiety.
When the offences came to light the car was taken away from its new owner, who had bought it after withdrawing £4,700 from his bank account and borrowing the £2,000 balance from his parents.
Charnjit Jutla, defending, said Nagah accepted he took advantage of the situation for financial gain, but did so to help after the family home had been repossessed and his father had been made bankrupt.
He plans to repay the money.