Gary Platt’s daughter, Chloe is claimed to have laundered round £8,510 of soiled money. As half of a gang Mr Platt stole greater than £45,000 from companies throughout the UK, the Liverpool Echo studies.
The gang had destroyed a quantity of locations throughout their burgling spree, leaving £35,000 price of damages for companies.
Gary Platt, 43, of Anthorn Close, Noctorum, Birkenhead, was jailed for six years in February of 2020.
Ms Platt advised Liverpool Crown Court she felt “used” by her father as half of the laundering scheme, and now feels “gullible and angry” about her involvement.
The court heard how Gary Platt, along with a gang of people, robbed homes and business between August and November 2019.
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CCTV had captured Mr Platt carrying out the wrecking spree in Wirral, Ellesmere Por during this time.
Prosecutor for the case, Simon Duncan said the gang had attacked a Stagecoach depot in Saighton, near Chester, on July 26.
However, on the same day, Ms Platt was seen making payments into her bank account at the Post Office of £1,550 and £960.
The court heard that these series of events were not the only time in this case, as on September 13 the gang stole £9,000 from a Stagecoach depot once again in Saighton.
On the same day, Ms Platt then deposited £2,000 into her bank account once again.
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Gary Platt, father of Chloe Platt
Ms Platt made no comment in September 2020 after being asked to speak with the police.
Mr Duncan has said that Ms Platt has admitted to possessing criminal property.
Mr Duncan said: “The defendant said she had no knowledge of the burglaries her father was involved in – there is no evidence she was aware of the burglaries.
“She said: ‘I accept that my father asked me if he could use my account to deposit some money and money was then transferred to his account’.”
Mr Duncan continued: “She said she ought to have requested extra questions, she was suspicious as to the place the money had come from, however she felt so beneath strain, she could not question her father that approach.”
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Mr Duncan made clear that there had been no Proceeds of Crime Application (POCA) made in opposition to Ms Platt, saying: “Essentially the defendant is saying she didn’t benefit from what went on, she was being used by her father for the depositing of illicit funds.”
Caramel Wilde, defending Ms Platt, stated: It appears as if the defendant has discovered herself in a really tough position between mom and father and it is misplaced loyalty to her father that has led her to this offence.
“It’s perhaps understandable, a young girl wouldn’t start interrogating her father who she trusted to an extent and naively didn’t question.”
In his judgement, Recorder Ian Unsworth, QC, stated: “Chloe Platt, through the dynamics of the relationship with your father you agreed in accordance with your basis of plea to channel certain funds – that were obviously dishonest in nature – to channel those into your account.”
Liverpool Crown Court
He continued: “No doubt this has put added stress on your mother and others who care about you.
“At the age of 24 you have a good job, you are a public servant. You have thrown away your good character, all for this.
“However, I do accept on the basis the Crown put this case and on their analysis of the evidence this was not a case of you yourself enjoying the fruits of other people’s dishonest labours.”
The decide handed Ms Platt an 18-month group order, with 200 hours of unpaid work, in addition to an order to pay £500 in direction of the prices.