£2m trickster from South Woodham Ferrers jailed

Basildon Recorder: Adam Woricker, 41, of Main Road, South Woodham Ferrers, was jailed for a total of eight years Adam Woricker, 41, of Main Road, South Woodham Ferrers, was jailed for a total of eight years

A MAN has been jailed for eight years after a £2 million fraud.

Adam Woricker, 41, of Main Road, South Woodham Ferrers, admitted at Chelmsford Crown Court 34 theft and fraud offences.

He was jailed for a total of eight years, receiving four years for theft from investors and four years for theft involving his employers and for forgery elements of the case. The sentences are to be served consecutively.

Det Con Ian Bloomfield, the Essex Police Serious Economic Crime unit investigating officer, said Woricker left people “financially ruined”.

He said: “Woricker had a lucrative career in London, but this was not enough for him. He became involved in an investment scheme, called a Ponzi scheme, but then played fast and loose with other people’s money, leaving some financially ruined.

“Woricker dishonestly hooked people into the scheme and because he was their accountant he knew how much they had available and took them for what he knew they were worth. He persuaded some to spend their life savings or invest with him. rather than pay off their mortgage.

“He stole over £2million, and spent cash on shopping sprees for designer clothes and jewellery for him and his wife and drove high-value cars.”

Mr Bloomfield added: “I hope this lengthy prison sentence will give Woricker time to reflect on his actions, which left some victims penniless. I also hope it allows his victims a degree of closure and that they will be able to rebuild their lives and move on.”

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7:52pm Thu 10 Jul 14

alarminstaller says...

Not bad £2000000 and free board and lodging for 4 years even though he was sentenced to 8 years.

What is even better he will probably soon be in an open prison, then weekend realease and family reunion release.
Not bad £2000000 and free board and lodging for 4 years even though he was sentenced to 8 years. What is even better he will probably soon be in an open prison, then weekend realease and family reunion release. alarminstaller
  • Score: 8

10:30pm Thu 10 Jul 14

andyman1971 says...

alarminstaller wrote:
Not bad £2000000 and free board and lodging for 4 years even though he was sentenced to 8 years.

What is even better he will probably soon be in an open prison, then weekend realease and family reunion release.
And he will get a play station and able to use the gym with three decent square meals a day. And they say crime doesn't pay, this fella seems to of had a good run of it though!
[quote][p][bold]alarminstaller[/bold] wrote: Not bad £2000000 and free board and lodging for 4 years even though he was sentenced to 8 years. What is even better he will probably soon be in an open prison, then weekend realease and family reunion release.[/p][/quote]And he will get a play station and able to use the gym with three decent square meals a day. And they say crime doesn't pay, this fella seems to of had a good run of it though! andyman1971
  • Score: 2

12:53am Fri 11 Jul 14

ThisYear says...

I think people who comment on how luxurious prison is really do display their own circumstances and perhaps envy.

Prison takes the person out of society and way from family and friends...it restricts freedom..is that to be envied?
I think people who comment on how luxurious prison is really do display their own circumstances and perhaps envy. Prison takes the person out of society and way from family and friends...it restricts freedom..is that to be envied? ThisYear
  • Score: -7

7:06am Fri 11 Jul 14

whateverhappened says...

ThisYear wrote:
I think people who comment on how luxurious prison is really do display their own circumstances and perhaps envy. Prison takes the person out of society and way from family and friends...it restricts freedom..is that to be envied?
bit like being in the services or on an oil rig, just you don't get two million quid oh and you not breaking the law and expect to be punished if caught..
[quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: I think people who comment on how luxurious prison is really do display their own circumstances and perhaps envy. Prison takes the person out of society and way from family and friends...it restricts freedom..is that to be envied?[/p][/quote]bit like being in the services or on an oil rig, just you don't get two million quid oh and you not breaking the law and expect to be punished if caught.. whateverhappened
  • Score: 5

7:59am Fri 11 Jul 14

alarminstaller says...

ThisYear wrote:
I think people who comment on how luxurious prison is really do display their own circumstances and perhaps envy.

Prison takes the person out of society and way from family and friends...it restricts freedom..is that to be envied?
Sorry forgive me if I am wrong but prison in my book is punishment and it is the prisoner that is punishing his family by his absence he had a choice in the first place.

As far as I am concerned anyone that destroys another persons rights using crime to do so they should loose all their rights and have to behave in prison before they get even a toothbrush only then will these criminals realise to to be treated properly they need to act properly.

Obviously the words 'is that to be envied' is totally irrelevant and has no connection with the fact this guy criminally stole two million pound causing other folk a great deal of worry and agony.

He should do 10 years with no remission and the term should only be reduced if he pays back all the monies to those that I really feel sorry for the folk he actually stole from.

Do gooders, thieves and spongers have and still are destroying our once great country.
[quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: I think people who comment on how luxurious prison is really do display their own circumstances and perhaps envy. Prison takes the person out of society and way from family and friends...it restricts freedom..is that to be envied?[/p][/quote]Sorry forgive me if I am wrong but prison in my book is punishment and it is the prisoner that is punishing his family by his absence he had a choice in the first place. As far as I am concerned anyone that destroys another persons rights using crime to do so they should loose all their rights and have to behave in prison before they get even a toothbrush only then will these criminals realise to to be treated properly they need to act properly. Obviously the words 'is that to be envied' is totally irrelevant and has no connection with the fact this guy criminally stole two million pound causing other folk a great deal of worry and agony. He should do 10 years with no remission and the term should only be reduced if he pays back all the monies to those that I really feel sorry for the folk he actually stole from. Do gooders, thieves and spongers have and still are destroying our once great country. alarminstaller
  • Score: 8

8:16am Fri 11 Jul 14

CHRISTMAS CAROL says...

Hope he gets all his assets taken and his family have to live in bedsits
Hope he gets all his assets taken and his family have to live in bedsits CHRISTMAS CAROL
  • Score: 2

9:07am Fri 11 Jul 14

Kim Gandy says...

ThisYear wrote:
I think people who comment on how luxurious prison is really do display their own circumstances and perhaps envy.

Prison takes the person out of society and way from family and friends...it restricts freedom..is that to be envied?
...says the resident Bleeding Heart..

And I suppose you'd sentence them to a few months at Champneys with free massage and jacuzzi thrown in wouldn't you?

Restricts freedom and takes them away from family and friends. Oh for God's sake... IF YOU CAN'T DO THE TIME, DON'T DO THE CRIME.

You are utterly unreal. Support anybody and anything as long as it's criminal and lowlife.
[quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: I think people who comment on how luxurious prison is really do display their own circumstances and perhaps envy. Prison takes the person out of society and way from family and friends...it restricts freedom..is that to be envied?[/p][/quote]...says the resident Bleeding Heart.. And I suppose you'd sentence them to a few months at Champneys with free massage and jacuzzi thrown in wouldn't you? Restricts freedom and takes them away from family and friends. Oh for God's sake... IF YOU CAN'T DO THE TIME, DON'T DO THE CRIME. You are utterly unreal. Support anybody and anything as long as it's criminal and lowlife. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 5

10:22am Fri 11 Jul 14

The King of Southend says...

A lot of people here seem to have intimate knowledge of prison conditions.

Unless of course they are repeating some crap they read in the Daily Mail.
A lot of people here seem to have intimate knowledge of prison conditions. Unless of course they are repeating some crap they read in the Daily Mail. The King of Southend
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8:57pm Fri 11 Jul 14

alarminstaller says...

The King of Southend wrote:
A lot of people here seem to have intimate knowledge of prison conditions.

Unless of course they are repeating some crap they read in the Daily Mail.
I have been in more prisons than most and I constantly heard the saying above 'if you cannot take the time don't commit the crime' and that is from hardened criminals, who accept the time.
[quote][p][bold]The King of Southend[/bold] wrote: A lot of people here seem to have intimate knowledge of prison conditions. Unless of course they are repeating some crap they read in the Daily Mail.[/p][/quote]I have been in more prisons than most and I constantly heard the saying above 'if you cannot take the time don't commit the crime' and that is from hardened criminals, who accept the time. alarminstaller
  • Score: 1

1:18am Sat 12 Jul 14

ThisYear says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
ThisYear wrote:
I think people who comment on how luxurious prison is really do display their own circumstances and perhaps envy.

Prison takes the person out of society and way from family and friends...it restricts freedom..is that to be envied?
...says the resident Bleeding Heart..

And I suppose you'd sentence them to a few months at Champneys with free massage and jacuzzi thrown in wouldn't you?

Restricts freedom and takes them away from family and friends. Oh for God's sake... IF YOU CAN'T DO THE TIME, DON'T DO THE CRIME.

You are utterly unreal. Support anybody and anything as long as it's criminal and lowlife.
Shut it Gandy...your rants are unwelcome.

Get a job and stop scrounging off the Essex Taxpayer.
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: I think people who comment on how luxurious prison is really do display their own circumstances and perhaps envy. Prison takes the person out of society and way from family and friends...it restricts freedom..is that to be envied?[/p][/quote]...says the resident Bleeding Heart.. And I suppose you'd sentence them to a few months at Champneys with free massage and jacuzzi thrown in wouldn't you? Restricts freedom and takes them away from family and friends. Oh for God's sake... IF YOU CAN'T DO THE TIME, DON'T DO THE CRIME. You are utterly unreal. Support anybody and anything as long as it's criminal and lowlife.[/p][/quote]Shut it Gandy...your rants are unwelcome. Get a job and stop scrounging off the Essex Taxpayer. ThisYear
  • Score: 1

1:19am Sat 12 Jul 14

ThisYear says...

whateverhappened wrote:
ThisYear wrote:
I think people who comment on how luxurious prison is really do display their own circumstances and perhaps envy. Prison takes the person out of society and way from family and friends...it restricts freedom..is that to be envied?
bit like being in the services or on an oil rig, just you don't get two million quid oh and you not breaking the law and expect to be punished if caught..
Im sure many dont envy workers on oil-rigs either.
[quote][p][bold]whateverhappened[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: I think people who comment on how luxurious prison is really do display their own circumstances and perhaps envy. Prison takes the person out of society and way from family and friends...it restricts freedom..is that to be envied?[/p][/quote]bit like being in the services or on an oil rig, just you don't get two million quid oh and you not breaking the law and expect to be punished if caught..[/p][/quote]Im sure many dont envy workers on oil-rigs either. ThisYear
  • Score: 0

1:21am Sat 12 Jul 14

ThisYear says...

CHRISTMAS CAROL wrote:
Hope he gets all his assets taken and his family have to live in bedsits
You would punish his family for his crime?

What if one of your family committed a crime?

Would you be in favour of being punished as well?
[quote][p][bold]CHRISTMAS CAROL[/bold] wrote: Hope he gets all his assets taken and his family have to live in bedsits[/p][/quote]You would punish his family for his crime? What if one of your family committed a crime? Would you be in favour of being punished as well? ThisYear
  • Score: 1

1:25am Sat 12 Jul 14

ThisYear says...

alarminstaller wrote:
ThisYear wrote:
I think people who comment on how luxurious prison is really do display their own circumstances and perhaps envy.

Prison takes the person out of society and way from family and friends...it restricts freedom..is that to be envied?
Sorry forgive me if I am wrong but prison in my book is punishment and it is the prisoner that is punishing his family by his absence he had a choice in the first place.

As far as I am concerned anyone that destroys another persons rights using crime to do so they should loose all their rights and have to behave in prison before they get even a toothbrush only then will these criminals realise to to be treated properly they need to act properly.

Obviously the words 'is that to be envied' is totally irrelevant and has no connection with the fact this guy criminally stole two million pound causing other folk a great deal of worry and agony.

He should do 10 years with no remission and the term should only be reduced if he pays back all the monies to those that I really feel sorry for the folk he actually stole from.

Do gooders, thieves and spongers have and still are destroying our once great country.
Prison is indeed a punishment...and people are punished by being sent there. So why others think that the punishment includes a luxurious life reflects on what sort of a life they have themselves. Who in their right mind would consider prison a "holiday camp"?

My comment was more a general one rather than about the criminal in the article.

I find cliched comment annoying..But not as much as those who use it.
[quote][p][bold]alarminstaller[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: I think people who comment on how luxurious prison is really do display their own circumstances and perhaps envy. Prison takes the person out of society and way from family and friends...it restricts freedom..is that to be envied?[/p][/quote]Sorry forgive me if I am wrong but prison in my book is punishment and it is the prisoner that is punishing his family by his absence he had a choice in the first place. As far as I am concerned anyone that destroys another persons rights using crime to do so they should loose all their rights and have to behave in prison before they get even a toothbrush only then will these criminals realise to to be treated properly they need to act properly. Obviously the words 'is that to be envied' is totally irrelevant and has no connection with the fact this guy criminally stole two million pound causing other folk a great deal of worry and agony. He should do 10 years with no remission and the term should only be reduced if he pays back all the monies to those that I really feel sorry for the folk he actually stole from. Do gooders, thieves and spongers have and still are destroying our once great country.[/p][/quote]Prison is indeed a punishment...and people are punished by being sent there. So why others think that the punishment includes a luxurious life reflects on what sort of a life they have themselves. Who in their right mind would consider prison a "holiday camp"? My comment was more a general one rather than about the criminal in the article. I find cliched comment annoying..But not as much as those who use it. ThisYear
  • Score: -1
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