Posted on 9th May 2014
A man who ran a website selling products that gave illegal access to Sky television has been ordered to pay back £18,000.
At a hearing under the Proceeds of Crime Act at Derby Crown Court on Thursday, May 8, it was assessed that Paul Chambers’ criminal benefit was £18,000.
Chambers (49) of Bennett Street, Long Eaton, was handed a confiscation order for the same amount. He has six months to pay the order.
The Proceeds of Crime Act means that anyone who profits from crime can lose the financial and lifestyle gains they have enjoyed.
The case against Chambers began in December 2012 when police were contacted by BSkyB investigators regarding a website registered to an address in Derbyshire offering reduced price subscriptions to their premium channels.
Inquiries revealed the website was registered to Chambers, who was arrested at his home address.
He was later charged with supplying articles for use in fraud and concealing criminal property.
He pleaded guilty to the offences at Derby Crown Court and was given an 18 month sentence, suspended for two years in August 2013.
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.