Worksop: Disgraced fraudster who embezzled £58k from Blyth family now found guilty of sex offence against teenage girl

John Fagan
John Fagan

A fraudster who embezzled £58,000 from a Blyth family has disgraced himself further after being found guilty of an indecent assault on a girl under the age of 14.

John Fagan, 65, formely of Watson Road. Worksop, was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment for the historical offence at Nottingham Crown Court on Wednesday 25th February.

The sex offender is already serving a two year jail sentence for fraud and dishonesty after embezzling £58,000 from Northern Garden Supplies in Blyth, a business belonging to June Richardson.

During the court case in June last year, it was revealed that Mrs Richardson had decided to ‘give Fagan a chance’ and employ him as a handyman despite the fact he had a history of previous sexual offences.

It was when Fagan rose to being in charge of finances and running the swimming pool side of the business after Mr Richardson died that the company began to struggle financially.

An investigation took place and found that there had been numerous payments made to Fagan, or to an account on his behalf, totalling £58k.

Sally Richardson, June Richardson’s daughter, said her family had expressed delight to see justice done.

She told the Guardian: “Turns out as well as being a fraudster, this dangerous man is also a paedophile.”

“It’s frightening because we have known him for a long time. We decided to give him another chance despite his past.”