Soham man ordered to repay £16,632 after investigation into fraudulent activities

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A Soham man has been ordered to pay back more than £16,000 after financial investigations into his fraudulent activities.

The money will be paid back as compensation to victims. It was seized following investigations carried out by the Eastern Region Special Operations Unit (ERSOU).

Andrew Barwick, 26, of Windmill Close, Soham, admitted taking advantage of his position as telecommunications manager at Cambridge employer Marshalls Aersospace to gain a total of £45,678.84, and was jailed for year in May 2015. Barwick – who was solely responsible for purchasing mobile handsets for staff – sold the phones off to recycling companies and pocketed the proceeds over four years.

He was ordered to repay £16,632.50 – his total available assets – by way of compensation at a hearing at Cambridge Crown Court.

He has three months to pay the sum or face a six-month sentence.