FOUR others involved in the same scam pleaded guilty to conspiracy to cheat the public revenue.
The gang operated a number of scams in order to generate their illicit profit. They created false documents relating to the importation, sale and export of mobile phones and software systems. They hijacked the identities of legitimate companies and created fake customers and suppliers to try and give their business an air of legitimacy.
Former removal man Thomas John Murphy, 26, of Sycamore Avenue, Creswell was jailed for four and a half years.
He was a director of Ideas 2 Go and withdrew more than £77,000 from ATM machines.
Darren Smith, 42, of Beech Road, Maltby, who is the partner of Cranswick’s sister Clare Reid, was sentenced to three years and four months in prison.
He was company director and produced falsified hand written ledgers and dubious financial transactions, along with substantial amounts of cash passing through his personal bank accounts.
Former council housing officer Andrew Marsh, 28, of Church Street, Wales, was jailed for two years and eight months.
He was company secretary and was involved in finacial transfers.
Brian Olive, 66, of Buttermere Close, Carcroft, Doncaster, was sentenced to three years and four months.
The former railway trackman made false invoices and illegal money transfers.
Cranswick’s sister Clare Reid, of Beech Road, Maltby, admitted two charges of false accounting and was jailed for nine months, suspended for 18 months.
She was named as an administrator for Ideas 2 Go on the company paperwork and was also ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work in the community.