AN Oswestry man who played a part in defrauding foreign companies out of more than £600,000 has been told he will have to pay the largest amount back.

Dale Seymore, Darren Williams and Fahd Bux all pleaded guilty in April this year to being concerned in an arrangement which facilitates the acquisition, retention, use or control of criminal property in offences that took place around 2013.

The trio, aged between 47 and 54, used the details of a legitimate meat trader in the UK to make huge orders of meat to companies in France and Belgium without paying for them, even making one company bust.


At a hearing at Shrewsbury Crown Court on Friday, November 24, Seymore – of Elm Close, Oswestry – was given until February 24 to pay £5,470.63 for his role in the fraud.

The trio had already pleaded guilty for the offences, with Seymore storing the meat in a warehouse in Rednal.

Williams purchased the produce through two farm shops that he owned and Bux set yup and helped with the website used to give the operation a legitimate front.

Williams, from Shrewsbury, was ordered to pay back £1,100  by the same date while Bux, from Solihull, will only pay back £10.

All three men received suspended sentences, for two years, for their part in the fraud, with Seymore picking up 16 months and the other two receiving 20 months.