A woman's identity was used by her ex-boyfriend to secure a £30,000 loan on top of his mortgage, Teesside Crown Court heard.
Robert Metcalfe faked documents to back up his loan application and enlisted the help of Angela Hopson to pose as his ex during the process, reported the Teeside Gazette.
Metcalfe had an extra £30,000 added to the mortgage on his home on Farthingale Way, in Middlesbrough.
His former partner knew nothing of the loan which Metcalfe had taken out in both their names in January 2009.
Both Hopson and Metcalfe attended Teeside Crown Court yesterday.
A Jury heard how Hopson played the role of the ex-girlfriend and pretended to be her in repeated visits to a local solicitor’s office over a three-month period.
The solicitor’s firm provided a certificate, which was altered to say that the firm had known her for more than 10 years.
The name of Metcalfe’s ex was still on the home deeds after they broke-up. She had requested to be released from the mortgage, and then refused to allow her name to be removed as she had not received her equity.
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