Samina Khan given suspended sentence for loan fraud

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A Watford woman, who was put under pressure by her family to make a fraudulent loan application, has been given a suspended jail sentence.

Samina Khan, 34, obtained a £29,000 loan from Swift Financial services as a deposit for a home next to her family's in Durban Road.

Prosecutor Gavin Pottinger told St Albans crown court: "The application was in her mother's name, but with the defendant's employment details and phone number."

When questioned by the police on June 1 she said she had got into financial difficulties and felt under pressure from her family.

Khan pleaded guilty to obtaining money fraudulently. She had no previous convictions.

Defence barrister Annette Henry, said all the money had been paid back and that the offence had been out of character.

Judge Stephen Gullick passed an 8 week sentence suspended for 12 months with 12 months' supervision by probation officers during which she will attend a women's activity programme.

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11:16am Mon 11 Feb 13

comments says...

I am sure this is the same Samina Khan who was sacked from Tesco Watford for fraud!

Sibling of a number of Khans who are known drug dealers (previous Watford observer reports)
I am sure this is the same Samina Khan who was sacked from Tesco Watford for fraud! Sibling of a number of Khans who are known drug dealers (previous Watford observer reports) comments
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11:29am Mon 11 Feb 13

Horneyhornet1881 says...

Scum send them all down
Scum send them all down Horneyhornet1881
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11:41am Mon 11 Feb 13

Mohandas says...

'all the money had been paid back'.

Unbelievable in today's world where MPs etc are still nose deep in the trough.
Fraud can so easily bankrupt a solid business and put people out of work. This type of offense has to consider the wider damage it does.
'all the money had been paid back'. Unbelievable in today's world where MPs etc are still nose deep in the trough. Fraud can so easily bankrupt a solid business and put people out of work. This type of offense has to consider the wider damage it does. Mohandas
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11:42am Mon 11 Feb 13

garston tony says...

To be fair we only have one persons say so as to this ladies family connections and previous history.

However i'm a firm believer in taking responsibility for your own actions and regardless of what assumed pressure she may have felt it was still her decision to defraud no one elses
To be fair we only have one persons say so as to this ladies family connections and previous history. However i'm a firm believer in taking responsibility for your own actions and regardless of what assumed pressure she may have felt it was still her decision to defraud no one elses garston tony
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12:17pm Mon 11 Feb 13

comments says...

garston tony wrote:
To be fair we only have one persons say so as to this ladies family connections and previous history.

However i'm a firm believer in taking responsibility for your own actions and regardless of what assumed pressure she may have felt it was still her decision to defraud no one elses
http://www.watfordob
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_gang__thought_they_
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[quote][p][bold]garston tony[/bold] wrote: To be fair we only have one persons say so as to this ladies family connections and previous history. However i'm a firm believer in taking responsibility for your own actions and regardless of what assumed pressure she may have felt it was still her decision to defraud no one elses[/p][/quote]http://www.watfordob server.co.uk/news/96 22757.Khan_Line_drug _gang__thought_they_ were_untouchable_/ comments
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12:18pm Mon 11 Feb 13

comments says...

I will dig up the rest .....
I will dig up the rest ..... comments
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2:40pm Mon 11 Feb 13

LSC says...

"she will attend a women's activity programme."

What?
"she will attend a women's activity programme." What? LSC
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4:25pm Mon 11 Feb 13

MarsLander says...

LSC wrote:
"she will attend a women's activity programme."

What?
It's what passes for justice nowadays. It's cheaper than prison and has none of the side effects like punishing people. Very Liberal.
[quote][p][bold]LSC[/bold] wrote: "she will attend a women's activity programme." What?[/p][/quote]It's what passes for justice nowadays. It's cheaper than prison and has none of the side effects like punishing people. Very Liberal. MarsLander
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8:29pm Mon 11 Feb 13

Roy Stockdill says...

What precisely is a women's activity programme? Surely the best activity programme would have been a stretch in Holloway?

However, as MarsLander says, this is our justice system now. Let the guilty off!
What precisely is a women's activity programme? Surely the best activity programme would have been a stretch in Holloway? However, as MarsLander says, this is our justice system now. Let the guilty off! Roy Stockdill
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8:31pm Mon 11 Feb 13

Roy Stockdill says...

>Defence barrister Annette Henry, said all the money had been paid back and that the offence had been out of character.<

Defence lawyers will say anything to get their clients off whether they believe it or not. What was it Shakespeare said about "First thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers"?
>Defence barrister Annette Henry, said all the money had been paid back and that the offence had been out of character.< Defence lawyers will say anything to get their clients off whether they believe it or not. What was it Shakespeare said about "First thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers"? Roy Stockdill
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3:57pm Sun 17 Feb 13

Precious 12 says...

comments wrote:
I am sure this is the same Samina Khan who was sacked from Tesco Watford for fraud! Sibling of a number of Khans who are known drug dealers (previous Watford observer reports)
You need to get your facts straight
[quote][p][bold]comments[/bold] wrote: I am sure this is the same Samina Khan who was sacked from Tesco Watford for fraud! Sibling of a number of Khans who are known drug dealers (previous Watford observer reports)[/p][/quote]You need to get your facts straight Precious 12
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4:08pm Sun 17 Feb 13

Precious 12 says...

comments wrote:
garston tony wrote: To be fair we only have one persons say so as to this ladies family connections and previous history. However i'm a firm believer in taking responsibility for your own actions and regardless of what assumed pressure she may have felt it was still her decision to defraud no one elses
http://www.watfordob server.co.uk/news/96 22757.Khan_Line_drug _gang__thought_they_ were_untouchable_/
There are many things n situations that make people do what they do, so before saying all sorts of rubbish you should have all the facts there. The fact that she had paid it all back proves that she had no intention to fraud.

People out there are calling the khans scum....maybe you should call all those other people scum who started all this and all those that are still out there doing what they do. The police and people like you have made them out to be such notorious drug dealers who are now in prison but that doesn't stop all the drugs out there does it? What about those non khan people that are dealing more serious stuff and spreading it out there? Killing and ruining the innocent and vulnerable!why isn't someone doing something bout them? Why are people still being sold all this crap! Instead of sitting there and commenting,why don't you go do something bout!!
[quote][p][bold]comments[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]garston tony[/bold] wrote: To be fair we only have one persons say so as to this ladies family connections and previous history. However i'm a firm believer in taking responsibility for your own actions and regardless of what assumed pressure she may have felt it was still her decision to defraud no one elses[/p][/quote]http://www.watfordob server.co.uk/news/96 22757.Khan_Line_drug _gang__thought_they_ were_untouchable_/[/p][/quote]There are many things n situations that make people do what they do, so before saying all sorts of rubbish you should have all the facts there. The fact that she had paid it all back proves that she had no intention to fraud. People out there are calling the khans scum....maybe you should call all those other people scum who started all this and all those that are still out there doing what they do. The police and people like you have made them out to be such notorious drug dealers who are now in prison but that doesn't stop all the drugs out there does it? What about those non khan people that are dealing more serious stuff and spreading it out there? Killing and ruining the innocent and vulnerable!why isn't someone doing something bout them? Why are people still being sold all this crap! Instead of sitting there and commenting,why don't you go do something bout!! Precious 12
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4:12pm Sun 17 Feb 13

Precious 12 says...

Mohandas wrote:
'all the money had been paid back'. Unbelievable in today's world where MPs etc are still nose deep in the trough. Fraud can so easily bankrupt a solid business and put people out of work. This type of offense has to consider the wider damage it does.
There are many things n situations that make people do what they do, so before saying all sorts of rubbish you should have all the facts there. The fact that she had paid it all back proves that she had no intention to fraud.

People out there are calling the khans scum....maybe you should call all those other people scum who started all this and all those that are still out there doing what they do. The police and people like you have made them out to be such notorious drug dealers who are now in prison but that doesn't stop all the drugs out there does it? What about those non khan people that are dealing more serious stuff and spreading it out there? Killing and ruining the innocent and vulnerable!why isn't someone doing something bout them? Why are people still being sold all this crap! Instead of sitting there and commenting,why don't you go do something bout!!
[quote][p][bold]Mohandas[/bold] wrote: 'all the money had been paid back'. Unbelievable in today's world where MPs etc are still nose deep in the trough. Fraud can so easily bankrupt a solid business and put people out of work. This type of offense has to consider the wider damage it does.[/p][/quote]There are many things n situations that make people do what they do, so before saying all sorts of rubbish you should have all the facts there. The fact that she had paid it all back proves that she had no intention to fraud. People out there are calling the khans scum....maybe you should call all those other people scum who started all this and all those that are still out there doing what they do. The police and people like you have made them out to be such notorious drug dealers who are now in prison but that doesn't stop all the drugs out there does it? What about those non khan people that are dealing more serious stuff and spreading it out there? Killing and ruining the innocent and vulnerable!why isn't someone doing something bout them? Why are people still being sold all this crap! Instead of sitting there and commenting,why don't you go do something bout!! Precious 12
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4:17pm Sun 17 Feb 13

Roy Stockdill says...

Surely the only reason she paid the money back was because she got caught?

Put your violin away, please! ALL drug dealers and suppliers are scum, without exception. The damage they do to society is appalling and they should rightly be punished. No-one has to peddle drugs in order to survive. It is simply sheer greed and criminality.
Surely the only reason she paid the money back was because she got caught? Put your violin away, please! ALL drug dealers and suppliers are scum, without exception. The damage they do to society is appalling and they should rightly be punished. No-one has to peddle drugs in order to survive. It is simply sheer greed and criminality. Roy Stockdill
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7:46pm Sun 17 Feb 13

Precious 12 says...

If u look at the facts she cleared it all off 1.5 years ago so you can't say she only paid it because she got caught. If she genuinely wanted to do a fraudulent activity to gain financially she would never had paid it back. And for the comment stating this kind of fraud had a negative effect and bankrupts businesses please explain how this is? As she basically took out a loan with both her mums n her details on the application and was immediately paying it back hence it being cleared off. So basically this was just a loan which had been paid back so how does that cause damage?

There are many people out there doing wrong she had no intentions of not paying.

I agree all drug dealers are scum but why get hung up over one set or group of people. There are so many people out there that are selling drugs they should all be caught!
If u look at the facts she cleared it all off 1.5 years ago so you can't say she only paid it because she got caught. If she genuinely wanted to do a fraudulent activity to gain financially she would never had paid it back. And for the comment stating this kind of fraud had a negative effect and bankrupts businesses please explain how this is? As she basically took out a loan with both her mums n her details on the application and was immediately paying it back hence it being cleared off. So basically this was just a loan which had been paid back so how does that cause damage? There are many people out there doing wrong she had no intentions of not paying. I agree all drug dealers are scum but why get hung up over one set or group of people. There are so many people out there that are selling drugs they should all be caught! Precious 12
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7:50pm Sun 17 Feb 13

Roy Stockdill says...

>I agree all drug dealers are scum but why get hung up over one set or group of people. There are so many people out there that are selling drugs they should all be caught!<

Well, I think there we must agree!
>I agree all drug dealers are scum but why get hung up over one set or group of people. There are so many people out there that are selling drugs they should all be caught!< Well, I think there we must agree! Roy Stockdill
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