Three swindling sisters, who ripped off Liverpool businesses, have been called out for their brazen crimes.
Described by ECHO readers, as ‘no Charlie’s Angels’, the women stole till merchant receipts from restaurants and hotels, before going to the likes of Liverpool One and Met Quarter to purchase goods using the payment card details from the stolen receipts.
They splashed the stolen cash on designer clothing, power tools, high performance car parts, motorcycles and motorcycle accessories.
While the women kept some of the items they had purchased, on other occasions they would return to the stores and request a refund.
They would then put their own payment card into the machine so the refund would credit their own personal bank account.
And when Merseyside went into lockdown, they moved on to target off licences and petrol stations where they would purchase hundreds of pounds worth of Lottery tickets, alcohol and cigarettes.
Police believe businesses in the North West, Yorkshire and Leicestershire, lost £62,000 in over 150 fraudulent transactions between October 2019 and May 2020.
The three sisters and one other woman pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit fraud and three were jailed at Chester Crown Court today for a total of four-and-a-half years.
Sarah Burdon, 40, of Evesham Road, Manchester was jailed for 18 weeks.
Lynsey Burdon, 36, of Brynorme Road, Manchester was jailed for two years, two months.
Emiline Burdon, 29, of Riverdale Road, Manchester was jailed for 22 months for the conspiracy and an additional six months for disqualified driving.
She was also disqualified from driving for a further 12 months.
Sonia Malhi, 37, of Hobson Crescent, Audenshaw, will be sentenced at a later date.
ECHO readers were appalled by the women’s crimes, with many taking to the comment section to express their disgust.
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User Karlosian67 wrote: “They’re no Charlie’s Angels.”
Clare said their crimes were “disgusting.”
Amy wrote: “Can’t believe they are all sisters doing this.”
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