Jobless man tried to obtain a mortgage claiming he earned £160,000
A jobless man tried to obtain a mortgage by falsely claiming he was a £160,000-a-year legal professional.
James George Tomkins (61) pleaded guilty to fraud at Leicester Crown Court, by making a false representation in a mortgage application to Fresh Start Home Loans Ltd, by falsely representing he was a corporate legal officer, on June 17, 2009.
Tomkins, of Forest Road, Coalville, also admitted possession of forged documents, for use in fraud.
The documents purported to show he was in a senior position with various international companies, when he was actually an undischarged bankrupt in receipt of state benefits, on January 12, 2011.
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Tomkins denied the offences but changed his plea when his trial was due to start.
Sentencing was adjourned until February 4.
Tomkins was released on bail.