Deaf Archway thug blackmails deaf victim for £4,000
- Credit: Archant
Callous crook goes on spending spree with cash
A deaf thug forced a fellow deaf man to hand over more than £4,000 or be “stabbed, killed and put in the ground.”
Emrah Gencer, 26, of Bredgar Road, Archway, escaped jail at St Albans Crown Court of Friday, despite backmailing his victim and going on spending spree with his ill-gotten gains.
The 38-year-old victim, from St Albans, he had just received an inheritance and Gencer, who was going out with the victim’s ex-girlfriend, persuaded a mutual friend - Dean Stanley - to arrange a meeting.
Prosecutor David Chrimes said: “This was an exploitative, manipulative and despicable offence on a vulnerable man. He was under severe threat and was told he would be stabbed, killed and put in the ground if he did not pay £4,000.
You may also want to watch:
“He was petrified and went to the Nationwide in St Albans and withdrew £2,000, which he handed over. The next day he withdrew another £2,000 and £250 from another bank.”
The victim told his mother and police were informed. Stanley was arrested locally and Gencer a few days later, after being traced through Facebook.
- 1 Kacem Mokrane: Islington man amongst seven charged with 2017 murder
- 2 Mem and Laz Brasserie voted as readers' favourite restaurant
- 3 Man in Highbury court charged with shooting gun in High Holborn
- 4 Spectrum to C5: How Clive Sinclair began the UK’s tech revolution from a house in Islington
- 5 Met Office issues yellow warning for heavy showers in London
- 6 Tony Eastlake: Man denies murder of ‘flower man of Islington’
- 7 Council fund boosts plans for Islington 'urban forest'
- 8 Missing teenagers from Dagenham may be in Islington or Haringey
- 9 Islington community charity launches with sunny street party
- 10 Parliament Square demo: Protesters call on government to end cladding crisis
Gencer had gone on a spending spree in Reading where he bought luxury items, including an Xbox - items which will no be sold and the cash given to the victim.
Gencer and Dean Stanley, 28, of The Paddocks, Colney Heath, pleaded guilty to blackmail with menaces. Gencer had initially pleaded not guilty, but changed his plea.
For Gencer, Andel Singh said he was profoundly deaf and would find it difficult to cope in prison.
Judge John Plumstead told him: “You intimidated a fellow member of the deaf community who was someone you should be in empathy with.”
He was ordered to pay £1,300 and given an 18 month sentence suspended for two years with a six month curfew.