Burglars left with just £1k seizable assets after £250k stolen from Lincolnshire businesses
A professional burglar who made a criminal benefit of nearly £250,000 by targeting the Chinese community has assets of just £1,100 which can be confiscated, a hearing at Lincoln Crown Court was told.
Paul White, 41, and his uncle Peter White, 53, posed as smartly dressed businessmen to check out the homes of their victims before returning later to ransack the properties.
Paul White was jailed for seven years and four months at Lincoln Crown Court last November.
Peter White was jailed for six years at an earlier hearing with his sentence to run consecutively with a four year sentence imposed at Swindon Crown Court in January 2011 for burglary.
The hearing was told Paul White made a criminal benefit of £248,943 from his criminal activity but just £1,095 was now available to be seized.
The court heard Peter White made a criminal benefit of £30,561 but had no available assets to seize.
Judge Micheal Heath made a confiscation order in the sum of £1,100 for Paul White and ordered Peter White pay back a nominal sum of £1.
Paul White, of Hoylake, The Wirral, and Peter White, of Wallasey, Merseyside, each admitted conspiracy to commit burglary between July 15 and October 11, 2010.
Paul White, also admitted theft of cash and jewellery from a mistress he had kept in Lincolnshire.