‘Chop shop mechanic’ who made £32K ordered to pay back £10,000

Man found in possession of stolen van and Range Rover parts

‘Chop shop mechanic’ who made £32K ordered to pay back £10,000
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A so-called ‘chop shop mechanic’ who broke up luxury cars has been ordered to pay back £10,000 of the money he made while handling stolen goods, The Bolton News has reported.

Derek Doherty of Farnworth pleaded guilty to three counts of handling stolen goods and was sentenced to two years in jail earlier this year after police officers discovered him operating from an industrial unit.

Officers found Doherty in possession of several sets of keys while looking for a stolen Range Rover.

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When the unit was opened officers found a Mercedes van, which had been stolen from a delivery driver in a robbery and parts of a stolen Range Rover Evoque and Range Rover Sport.

The three vehicles were estimated to be worth more than £40,000 in total.

At a Proceeds of Crime Application (POCA) hearing at Bolton Crown Court , it was determined that Doherty had made £32,041.80 from his crimes and he was ordered by Recorder Jeremy Lasker to pay back £10,000 within three months or face six months imprisonment.

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    A so-called ‘chop shop mechanic’ who broke up luxury cars has been ordered to pay back £10,000 of the money he made while handling stolen goods, The B
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    Meat-Head
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    Should have let him carry on chopping the landrovers.

    Overfill the thick non visible adblue then no start!

    Then they are over complicated, landrover are incapable of answering
    Telephone, no they adding in immo coding to all sorts of modules

    Anything with vin is OTP anyway

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    Jason
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    @Meat-Head, my P38 is still going strong mate, 20 years old now.😉. Wouldn’t touch a new one though.

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    Meat-Head
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    P38 great, with the obd plug that gets wet and goes rotten.

    As for bcm under drivers seat, 200ms to talk to the clocks and update the milage
    Oh, seem to think, top right fusebox under drivers seat, if auto, stick 10amp fuse in it. Wont see ya later.

    That bcm do you know if it was designed by someone who had just finished 6 months of toilet cleaning duty?

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