Victims targeted by fraudsters lose "much more" than money, and that is why sentencing needs to be tougher, a high ranking Judge has said.
Sentencing Council chairman Lord Justice Treacy explained:
Fraudsters are in it to make money, but for their victims it can mean much more than losing money.
Our research with victims showed the great impact it can have on them, so the guideline puts this impact at the centre of considerations of what sentence the offender should get.
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