Grenfell Tower fraudster who stole from genuine victims jailed
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.
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.
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