Sky TV scam man ordered to pay £18k


A man who ran a website selling products that gave illegal access to Sky television has been ordered to pay back £18,000.

Paul Chambers, 49, of Bennett Street, Long Eaton, was handed a confiscation order for £18,000 - he has six months to pay up.

The order was made at a hearing under the Proceeds of Crime Act at Derby Crown Court on Thursday May 8.

The case against Chambers began in December 2012 when police were contacted by BSkyB investigators regarding a website registered to an address in Derbyshire offering reduced price subscriptions to their premium channels.

Inquiries revealed the website was registered to Chambers, who was arrested at his home address.

He was later charged with supplying articles for use in fraud and concealing criminal property.

He pleaded guilty to the offences at Derby Crown Court and was given an 18 month sentence, suspended for two years in August 2013.

The Proceeds of Crime Act means that anyone who profits from crime can lose the financial and lifestyle gains they have enjoyed.