26/07/2013

Business Man Convicted Of Selling Fake Bomb Detectors

A 47-year-old man has been convicted of fraud in relation to the making and selling of fake bomb detectors.

Gary Bolton, of Redshank Road in Chatham, Kent, made "nothing more than boxes with handles and antennae", which were then sold for £10,000 each, the Old Bailey heard.

The trial heard that the devices homemade by Bolton were also claimed to be able to detect drugs, tobacco, ivory and cash.

The prosecution claimed that Mr Bolton, despite knowing the devices didn't work, sold them to overseas businesses.

Bolton was found guilty by a jury and will be sentenced at a later date.

(MH/CD)

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