Northampton conman admits stealing thousands of pounds from four women

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A conman from Northampton has pleaded guilty to 21 offences against four women, including two charges of blackmail and two charges of fraud,

Matthew Sprigmore, aged 40, of Woolston Close, Northampton, appeared at Northampton Crown Court charged with 26 offences committed during the past 10 years.

Sprigmore pleaded guilty to 17 charges of obtaining property by deception in connection with taking out loans, credit cards and phone contracts using a third party’s name. One bank loan Sprigmore received was worth £12,000.

He also admitted an offence of blackmail which involved him threatening to send a naked picture online of a woman to her employers.

The other blackmail charge he admitted involved him making unwarranted demands to a woman to make her sign a mortgage agreement.

Sprigmore also admitted a fraud charge which resulted in him receiving £2,000.

Sprigmore pleaded not guilty to two charges of fraud, one theft, one assault and one count of obtaining property by deception.

He was remanded in custody. The case was adjourned until later this month.