A Trowbridge man who was handed a jail term for a string of offences including money laundering has now also been ordered to pay back £70,000.
Stephen Worrell Burke, from Staverton, was sentenced to six years and four months behind bars after pleading guilty to:
- Possession with intent to supply class A drugs (crack cocaine)
- Money laundering
- Possession of a class B drug
- Making a false statement to obtain insurance x 7
Following his arrest, Wiltshire officers began to examine Burke’s cost of living. This investigation found he had legitimate earnings of £87, while his expenditure was over £88,000.
Burke had spent tens of thousands of pounds on prestige cars, luxury holidays and expensive clothes.
Earlier this week, Police made a confiscation order and Burke was ordered to pay back £70,000 over his lifetime, though £4,607.43 must be paid within the next three months or he will have to serve a further three months in prison.