Norwich lottery winner jailed
A Norwich lottery winner's luck finally ran out when he was jailed for 12 weeks for failing to comply with a court order - despite being given a last chance
Trevor Conway, 30, who won �5,000 on a scratchcard, was given a 20 week suspended jail sentence and ordered to do 100 hours unpaid work in June, this year, after he used his flatmate's name without his knowledge to open a mobile phone account, at the Phones 4u shop, in Castle Mall.
The court heard at an earlier hearing how Conway had paid his winnings into his flatmates bank account but after they spent all the money in nine days and Conway had moved out he had fraudulently taken out a two-year mobile phone contract for �40 a month in the name of his former flatmate, without his knowledge.
The court heard that despite being given a last chance not to go straight to jail, Conway had failed to do his unpaid work and had only turned up for just three sessions completeing only 24 hours of work despite being warned that he would go to jail if he did not comply.
Conway, of Earlham Road, Norwich , admitted being in breach of his order and was jailed for 12 weeks.
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Judge Peter Jacobs told him: 'You were given another chance despite your record.'
However he said that Conway had ignored the chance he was given and had showed no motivation.
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'You cannot get out of bed and don't take the chances you are given. It is all very depressing'
Michael Clare, for Conway, admitted that Conway had 'run out of chances' but said he had a number of difficulties.
'He has difficulties doing this order because of accommodation and relationship difficulties. It's all very chaotic.'
He said that Conway should be given credit for the few hours he had completed of the order.