Abdul Shahid committed a series of frauds amounting to £192,000 using his landlord's bank details to set up direct debits
A man living on benefits used his landlord's bank details to pay for subscriptions to adult TV channels.
Abdul Shahid has been jailed for three years, after carrying out a £192,000 fraud.
The 34-year-old set up a series of direct debits and used a national social housing firm's details to pay for them.
Unemployed Shahid was a tenant of Guinness Northern Counties Housing Association, which provides more than 60,000 homes across the country.
He managed to get hold of the bank details of his landlords enabling him to start a string of direct debits.
They paid for subscriptions to paid TV services, including adult channels.
He also used the bank details to pay off debts, his phone bill, as well as buying a range of goods from a catalogue.
In addition the fraudster managed to get his hands on the bank details of Telefonica, the Spanish telecommunications company which owns O2, and started paying his rent to Guinness Northern Counties through their account.
Shahid also posed as a door-to-door salesman for Sky television and BT, gathering cash payments from unsuspecting customers.
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