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Grenfell Tower fraudster who stole from genuine victims jailed

Steventon was sentenced to 42 months in prison

Steventon was sentenced to 42 months in prison (Picture: Nick Edwards)

A conman who preyed on the tragic deaths of the Grenfell Tower inferno has been jailed for 42 months.

Pharmacist technician Daniel Steventon, 37, pretended he was flat sharing with a tenant who died in the fire that killed 72 people in order to trouser £75,285 intended for genuine victims, Isleworth Crown Court heard.

Steventon was put up in the Mercure Kensington Hotel with all costs paid for by Kensington and Chelsea council.

He received £54,099 in hotel costs, £14,310 food allowance and £6,876 in bank payments between August 2017 and May 2018.

Steventon, of Brondesbury Villas, Kilburn, northwest London, admitted fraud by false representation.

Date: 13/06/19 Pictured: Daniel Steventon Caption: Daniel Steventon, 37, was at Isleworth Crown Court in West London today. Daniel Steventon pleaded Not Guilty to claiming handouts worth ?74,225 between August 16 2017 and May 4 2018 meant for the survivors of the Grenfell Tower blaze

Steventon claimed he was flat sharing with one of the real victims (Picture: Nick Edwards)

John Gardner, from the CPS, said: Daniel Steventon lied for more than eight months and stole funds that should have been directed to the genuine victims of the Grenfell Tower disaster.

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Steventon claimed to have flat-shared in the building but no-one had ever seen or heard of him. His fraud was calcRead More – Source

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