More than £2,000 stripped from criminal under Proceeds of Crime Act

Posted on 11th July 2014

Magistrates in Derby have stripped more than £2,000 from a man after he was charged with offences relating to theft and fraud by false representation.

At a hearing under the Proceeds of Crime Act at Derby Magistrates Court on Monday, July 7, a forfeiture order for £2,256 was obtained against Dilan Amin.

The act means that anyone who profits from crime can lose the financial and lifestyle gains they have enjoyed.

For example, people who may have earned money by drug dealing or selling stolen property can have this money taken from them. The money seized is split between the Treasury and police, Court Services and the Crown Prosecution Service. Money confiscated in Derbyshire is often donated to community projects.

Dilan Amin (24) was arrested after officers attended an incident at Booker Cash and Carry on Alfreton Road in Derby on Saturday, February 1.

Police attended the incident after receiving reports of a man attempting to pay for goods using the identity of another customer. Upon arrest, Amin was found to have over £2,000 on his person.

Officers carried out a search of properties connected to Amin following the incident and discovered a quantity of spirits and cigarettes which were believed to be stolen.

Amin of Crewe Street, Derby, was charged on Friday, May 2 with two offences of fraud by false representation and two accounts of theft. He was due to appear before magistrates at Derby Crown Court on Monday, June 16.

If you have information about someone living from the proceeds of criminal activity call Derbyshire police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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