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Hi. Are you asking what sentence you wil face?
What is the sum in question?
That is not good news I'm afraid.
Did you give any of it to charity?
£13k involving a confidence trick like this is serious I'm afraid.
The court would probably say it is the highest bracket culpability and category four in terms of the amount.
I'm afraid the starting point even on a first offence is 18 months custody and the range is 26 weeks to three years although that is a much higher amount.
If the court decides the correct sentence is under 12 months then it would have to consider suspending any sentence and there isn't really a reason to not suspend it here.
You might be lucky and get a community order but you can't rely on that obviously.
Can I clarify anything for you?
I'm afraid that is not a consideration for sentencing.