Thomas Lewis Langton from Leicester has been made subject to an eight year bankruptcy restriction for falsely claiming reimbursements from*banks.

An investigation by the Insolvency Service found Langton misappropriated ?21,517 from three banks by making false claims for reimbursement of sums paid out of his account.

Mr Langton (24), employed, of Leicester, has agreed to be bound by the restrictions set out in insolvency law until 11 October 2025.

On 2 December 2016, a bankruptcy order was made after Mr Langton applied for his own bankruptcy. His total deficiency at the time was around ?36,421.

Commenting on the case Gerard O?Hare, Official Receiver for Nottingham said:

Mr Langton falsely claimed reimbursements for money paid out of his account from three banks receiving ?21,517. He knew he was not entitled to the money but claimed the reimbursements regardless of the consequences, which resulted in incurring debt.

This eight year restriction should act as a deterrent to him and others from acting in the same way.