Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Men jailed for £500,000 plastic bread tray scam

Three Lancashire men have been jailed over the theft of more than 90,000 plastic bread trays estimated to be worth £500,000.

Bakery staff Robert Cooper, 61, of Bolton, and Paul Rogers, 35, of Rochdale, were jailed for four years and three-and-a half years at Burnley Crown Court.

The jury heard how the pair had sold the trays to Paul Mathews for recycling. Matthews, 46, received a three year sentence. Cooper and Rogers were convicted of theft, while Matthews admitted conspiracy to steal.

Cooper and Rogers worked for Warburton's Bakery in Bolton and stole the trays between January 2011 and May 2012. They then passed them on to Matthews, who owned PM Plastics in Darwen.

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