A man convicted of selling stolen luxury caravans to unsuspecting eBayers has been ordered pay back Â£10,000.
In 2014, Joseph Cochrane (born 25/02/1968), of Milton Road, Stretford, was convicted of handling luxury caravans stolen in Holland and Germany worth a total of Â£34,000 and selling them to eBayers who bought in good faith.
He sold one caravan for Â£8,400 to a man from Cumbria who lost all his money when the caravan was recovered and sent back to its original owner.
Police managed to seize another caravan before he could sell it to another member of the public – but not before he had taken a Â£200 deposit from a man in the Manchester area.
When officers from Greater Manchester Police raided his Stretford home and seized Â£2,680 in cash, Cochrane initially disputed ownership of the cash and stated he had no other assets, claiming he had sold the caravans...
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