Fake lawyer sentenced to eight years in prison

Michael Cremin worked as a paralegal but advertised himself as a barrister. Credit: Gloucestershire Constabulary

A Cirencester man who impersonated a barrister to take people's money has been sentenced to a total of eight years in prison.

41-year-old Michael Cremin had been found guilty of six counts of fraud and one count of pretending to be a barrister.

His victims include a terminal cancer sufferer who he scammed out of her life savings.