Mojacar Brit found guilty of fraud in UK

• Stephen Ackerman could yet stand trial in Spain for similar charges following credit card scam involving former England manager Sam Allardyce • Three Britons remain on the run and are wanted by the Spanish authorities

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Stephen Ackerman ripped off Allardyce and two Premier league footballers out of more than £60,000

By Richard Torné

A Briton who was arrested in Mojacar more than four years ago in connection with a credit card scam has been found guilty of 18 counts of fraud by a court in the UK.

Stephen Ackerman, 48, from Loughton, Essex, was found guilty of conning ex-England manager Sam Allardyce as well as two West Ham United footballers and backroom staff out of thousands of pounds by a jury in Snaresbrook Crown Court.

According to a UK press report, Ackerman ripped off his victims to the tune of £61,000 by selling them luxury hampers after turning up at the Premier League club’s training ground in December 2014.

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