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Last Updated: Friday, 7 July 2006, 17:03 GMT 18:03 UK
Teenage internet fraudster jailed
Cally Leeming, 19, from Coventry
Leeming stole the identities of about 10,000 people
A man who bought electrical items on other people's credit cards before selling them on eBay has been jailed.

Cally Leeming, 19, from Coventry, admitted downloading the identities of more than 10,000 people, including their bank details.

He contacted their banks claiming they were moving to a new address, before proceeding to strip their accounts and use up their credit.

Appearing at Swindon Crown Court on Friday, he was jailed for 15 months.

Leeming's girlfriend Natalie Sayers, who assisted him, was given a nine-month sentence suspended for two years.

'Complicated investigation'

Sayers, 19, from Coventry, was also handed a 12-month probation order.

Police were alerted to Leeming and Sayers' activities in August 2005, when a 34-year-old Swindon man contacted them after his credit card was used to buy 5,775-worth of goods.

Det Con Insp Paul Jennings, of Wiltshire Police, said: "The meticulous investigation into Leeming's criminal activities has been protracted and complicated.

"The custodial sentence imposed today is testimony to the sheer determination and hard work of all involved in the investigation."

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