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Man pleads guilty to fraud offence

News   •   Aug 30, 2019 15:32 BST

A man has been convicted of fraud in relation to claims he made about Grenfell Tower. 

Daniel Steventon, 37 (20.04.82), of Brondesbury Villas, Kilburn, NW6, pleaded guilty on Friday, 30 August at Isleworth Crown Court to one count of fraud by false representation.

Steventon had claimed to have lived in a flat with a genuine tenant of Grenfell Tower who tragically died in the fire. 

He told the authorities that he had been made homeless, and sought housing, services and financial support to the value of £75,225 as a direct result of the false claims. 

At the time he made the claims, he was working as a pharmacist's technician at a hospital in west London. 

Steventon was interviewed under caution on 2 August 2018 and charged by postal requisition on Thursday, 25 April. 

He will be sentenced on Thursday, 5 September, at the same court.