Wanted - Tony MurphyPublished 02/06/2013 05:06:25 PM
Date of birth : 12/01/1973
Age : 39
Location : Hale
Police are hunting a man who is believed to have fled to Spain to avoid a prison sentence for fraud and money laundering.
Tony Murphy (born 13/12/1972), of Avon Road, Hale, was convicted of fraud and money laundering after a mortgage fraud scam in September 2012, and was due to be sentenced on 1 October 2012.
However, he failed to turn up and was eventually sentenced in his absence to 30 months in prison on 5 February 2013. The total value defrauded and then laundered was £295,000.
Intelligence suggests he may have fled to Spain to avoid jail for his prosecution. It is further believed he flew to either Alicante or Malaga and has contacts on the Costa del Sol.
Police are now appealing to any ex-Pats in Spain who recognise Murphy to call police immediately on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.