Man charged with string of offences including blackmail and fraud

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A man has been charged with a string of offences including blackmail and fraud across Bucks and other counties.

Matthew Sprigmore, 39, of Woolston Close, Northampton, appeared yesterday (Wednesday) at Northampton Magistrates’ Court charged with offences relating to driving, obstructing a police officer, blackmail and fraud.

Sprigmore faces the following charges:

> Three charges for driving a motor vehicle without a license;

> Four charges with driving a vehicle with no insurance;

> One charge of obstructing police, in connection with providing allegedly false details;

> Seven charges of fraud by false representation in connection with taking out loans/cards and phone contracts in a third party name;

> One charge in connection with blackmail after an incident;

> Four charges of fraud in connection with taking out a credit card and loans in a thirty party name;

> Two charges of fraud in connection with money loaned from women who were met online.

Sprigmore was previously on Crown Court bail for the following charges:

> Three charges in relation to fraud by false representation in connection with a recruitment company;

> One charge in connection with blackmail in Bucks;

> Three charges in connection with assault in Bucks;

> Three charges in relation to fraud by false representation in connection with taking out loans and cards in a third party name alleged to have occurred in Bucks.

He was remanded into custody by the court and is due to appear at Northampton Crown Court on Friday, June 26.