A VIOLENT loan shark who attacked a man with a samurai sword and a dagger over a £90 debt and carer who operated a loan shark business are among criminals who have been caught illegally lending money in Leeds.
David Jones arrived at his victim’s flat in Beeston and struck him on the arm with the sword – causing cuts and bruising. He then took a dagger out of his waistband and sunk the weapon into the victim’s shoulder blade, causing a fractured collar bone.
The victim told officers that Jones was a money lender known as ‘Double Bubble’ and he owed him £90.
Jones, of Hardy Terrace, Beeston, was jailed for six years at Leeds Crown Court in August 2015 after admitting wounding with intent and two offences of possession of a bladed weapon.
Carer Georgina Balboa Serrato, than aged 42, who operated a loan shark business targeting “desperate and exceptionally vulnerable” was jailed for two-and-a-half-years at Leeds Crown Court in March 2015
The court heard one of Serrato’s victim’s took out a £2,000 loan with her in 2007 to send to her son in the Philippines who was suffering from cerebral palsy. The woman ended up paying back over £11,000.
Serrato, of Oak Tree Drive, Gipton, admitted to operating without a consumer credit licence and two of money laundering.