£4m scratchcard winners jailed over fraudulent debit card details
Two men who bought a £4 million-winning scratchcard with someone else’s debit card details have been jailed for 18 months for fraud.
Jon Ross Watson, 34, and Mark Goodram, 38, bought the winning £4 million Red card in a Waitrose store in Clapham, London, on April 22, 2019.
On Tuesday, they pleaded guilty to three counts of fraud at Bolton Crown Court, where they had been due to stand trial.
Sentencing them, Recorder Sarah Johnston said: “You must have thought all of your Christmases had come at once.
“Despite knowing you had fraudulently acquired that prize money you tried to claim it.”
The court heard the men travelled from Bolton to London on Easter Monday in 2019 where they intended to go begging.
Denise Fitzpatrick, prosecuting, said the pair, who were both on licence at the time following prison sentences, had details of a debit card belonging to a man named Joshua Addyman, who they did not know.
Goodram had the card number and expiry date written on his hand and keyed them into a chip and pin machine at a Londis store on Clapham High Street, where they bought £90 of shopping at 10.21am, Ms Fitzpatrick said.