Bromley one legged fraudster Stephen Ross jailed for five years

Stephen Ross has been jailed for five years

Stephen Ross has been jailed for five years

First published in News This Is Local London: Photograph of the Author by , Chief reporter

A VICTIM of a one-legged fraudster says she has lost her faith in Christianity after being fleeced out of her life savings.

Valerie Greenslade and her husband David, 71, gave £35,000 to Stephen Ross to invest as they had known him for 10 years and he told them he was a broker at Rothschilds Banking Group.

But instead he spent their money on his luxurious lifestyle which included his house in gated development Drake Mews in Bromley.

And after reporting Ross to police Mrs Greenslade found out everything the 51-year-old had told her had been a lie including him saying he had lost his leg in the London bombings in July 2005.

Mrs Greenslade, of East Hall Road, Orpington, said: “The experience has changed me totally and now I don’t trust anybody.

“I was the sort of person who would do anything for anybody and people look at me to say I have changed because all the time I feel I have been used.

“I have lost my faith and I think ‘Why me? Why did he pick on us?’”

The 67-year-old added: “It was supposed to be a 16-week investment and it just did not happen and he kept putting it off and putting it off and then he said he had been sacked from Rothschilds.”

She added: “We would always see him early in the morning as he said he had to work in the City at night because his client was the Sultan of Brunei.

“He was living a luxury lifestyle on everybody else’s money and he caused our business to go under.

“He has wrecked people’s lives and bled them dry.”

The grandmother, who ran her bakery business in Bromley High Street, hopes Bromley police will be able to get her savings back by a confiscation order and urges other victims of Ross to come forward.

Ross pleaded guilty to two counts of fraud and was jailed for five years at Croydon Crown Court.

A further three counts of fraud were ordered to remain on file by the court.

None of the people or institutions named by Ross have any knowledge of him.

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1:31pm Sun 18 Nov 12

Bob Downondiss says...

Looks like the fat tnuc spent all that dollar on pies.

Lets hope they seize his assets to repay these people.
Looks like the fat tnuc spent all that dollar on pies. Lets hope they seize his assets to repay these people. Bob Downondiss
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4:53pm Sun 18 Nov 12

bizzymum says...

Bromley one legged fraudster Stephen Ross jailed for five years

And after reporting Ross to police Mrs Greenslade found out everything the 51-year-old had told her had been a lie including him saying he had lost his leg in the London bombings in July 2005.

So did he have one leg or not?
Bromley one legged fraudster Stephen Ross jailed for five years And after reporting Ross to police Mrs Greenslade found out everything the 51-year-old had told her had been a lie including him saying he had lost his leg in the London bombings in July 2005. So did he have one leg or not? bizzymum
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5:33pm Sun 18 Nov 12

Have your say says...

What an ugly no good ****, I hope he becomes someones b1tch inside and he gets a good time in the shower.
What an ugly no good ****, I hope he becomes someones b1tch inside and he gets a good time in the shower. Have your say
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6:32pm Sun 18 Nov 12

Gypo.Joe says...

bizzymum wrote:
Bromley one legged fraudster Stephen Ross jailed for five years

And after reporting Ross to police Mrs Greenslade found out everything the 51-year-old had told her had been a lie including him saying he had lost his leg in the London bombings in July 2005.

So did he have one leg or not?
Not sure about that Bizzymum, best be on the safe side though, please dont send him in slippers for Christmas.
[quote][p][bold]bizzymum[/bold] wrote: Bromley one legged fraudster Stephen Ross jailed for five years And after reporting Ross to police Mrs Greenslade found out everything the 51-year-old had told her had been a lie including him saying he had lost his leg in the London bombings in July 2005. So did he have one leg or not?[/p][/quote]Not sure about that Bizzymum, best be on the safe side though, please dont send him in slippers for Christmas. Gypo.Joe
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12:01pm Mon 19 Nov 12

jasperboy says...

I too have been taken on by this one legged C**T. Yes he had one leg, he said he lost it in the London bombings, shame it wasn't a true story!!! Please anyone reading this in Wandsworth Prison give this c**t a well deserved welcome, Wandsworth style!!!!
I too have been taken on by this one legged C**T. Yes he had one leg, he said he lost it in the London bombings, shame it wasn't a true story!!! Please anyone reading this in Wandsworth Prison give this c**t a well deserved welcome, Wandsworth style!!!! jasperboy
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2:56pm Mon 19 Nov 12

the wall says...

Gypo.Joe wrote:
bizzymum wrote:
Bromley one legged fraudster Stephen Ross jailed for five years

And after reporting Ross to police Mrs Greenslade found out everything the 51-year-old had told her had been a lie including him saying he had lost his leg in the London bombings in July 2005.

So did he have one leg or not?
Not sure about that Bizzymum, best be on the safe side though, please dont send him in slippers for Christmas.
You could just send one, there's a 50% chance of getting it right.


What has it got to do with her faith in Christianity ?
[quote][p][bold]Gypo.Joe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bizzymum[/bold] wrote: Bromley one legged fraudster Stephen Ross jailed for five years And after reporting Ross to police Mrs Greenslade found out everything the 51-year-old had told her had been a lie including him saying he had lost his leg in the London bombings in July 2005. So did he have one leg or not?[/p][/quote]Not sure about that Bizzymum, best be on the safe side though, please dont send him in slippers for Christmas.[/p][/quote]You could just send one, there's a 50% chance of getting it right. What has it got to do with her faith in Christianity ? the wall
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3:49pm Mon 19 Nov 12

Lord Erastus Theobald Piggott says...

Pull the other one!
Pull the other one! Lord Erastus Theobald Piggott
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3:54pm Mon 19 Nov 12

Steven1987 says...

I knew this man before, he spent all the money on his family and they were fine with it. Bunch of SCUM.
I knew this man before, he spent all the money on his family and they were fine with it. Bunch of SCUM. Steven1987
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4:59pm Mon 19 Nov 12

jasperboy says...

The wife was in on it, she was up on fraud charges as well, he took the blame and that enabled her to get off, all be it with the charges on her record according to court records. This scumbag stole money from old people dying in hospital beds, he would convince them to transfer their life savings to him. He got into hospitals in Kent and did this a few times, he has never had a job, lived off the social and stole tens of thousands of pounds from innocent, elderly, sick people. Perhaps someone might steal his false leg in Wandsworth Prison!!!!
The wife was in on it, she was up on fraud charges as well, he took the blame and that enabled her to get off, all be it with the charges on her record according to court records. This scumbag stole money from old people dying in hospital beds, he would convince them to transfer their life savings to him. He got into hospitals in Kent and did this a few times, he has never had a job, lived off the social and stole tens of thousands of pounds from innocent, elderly, sick people. Perhaps someone might steal his false leg in Wandsworth Prison!!!! jasperboy
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7:37pm Mon 19 Nov 12

bizzymum says...

the wall wrote:
Gypo.Joe wrote:
bizzymum wrote:
Bromley one legged fraudster Stephen Ross jailed for five years

And after reporting Ross to police Mrs Greenslade found out everything the 51-year-old had told her had been a lie including him saying he had lost his leg in the London bombings in July 2005.

So did he have one leg or not?
Not sure about that Bizzymum, best be on the safe side though, please dont send him in slippers for Christmas.
You could just send one, there's a 50% chance of getting it right.


What has it got to do with her faith in Christianity ?
God only knows :;
[quote][p][bold]the wall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gypo.Joe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bizzymum[/bold] wrote: Bromley one legged fraudster Stephen Ross jailed for five years And after reporting Ross to police Mrs Greenslade found out everything the 51-year-old had told her had been a lie including him saying he had lost his leg in the London bombings in July 2005. So did he have one leg or not?[/p][/quote]Not sure about that Bizzymum, best be on the safe side though, please dont send him in slippers for Christmas.[/p][/quote]You could just send one, there's a 50% chance of getting it right. What has it got to do with her faith in Christianity ?[/p][/quote]God only knows :; bizzymum
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9:52am Tue 20 Nov 12

Steven1987 says...

jasperboy wrote:
The wife was in on it, she was up on fraud charges as well, he took the blame and that enabled her to get off, all be it with the charges on her record according to court records. This scumbag stole money from old people dying in hospital beds, he would convince them to transfer their life savings to him. He got into hospitals in Kent and did this a few times, he has never had a job, lived off the social and stole tens of thousands of pounds from innocent, elderly, sick people. Perhaps someone might steal his false leg in Wandsworth Prison!!!!
I know she was, i love by them and so were the daughters, both have brand new cars and a new house! Makes you sick to your stomach.
[quote][p][bold]jasperboy[/bold] wrote: The wife was in on it, she was up on fraud charges as well, he took the blame and that enabled her to get off, all be it with the charges on her record according to court records. This scumbag stole money from old people dying in hospital beds, he would convince them to transfer their life savings to him. He got into hospitals in Kent and did this a few times, he has never had a job, lived off the social and stole tens of thousands of pounds from innocent, elderly, sick people. Perhaps someone might steal his false leg in Wandsworth Prison!!!![/p][/quote]I know she was, i love by them and so were the daughters, both have brand new cars and a new house! Makes you sick to your stomach. Steven1987
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10:41am Tue 20 Nov 12

the wall says...

Vile worthless bag of filth.
Vile worthless bag of filth. the wall
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2:30pm Wed 21 Nov 12

2bobsworth says...

so fatty here gets 5 years for taking money,but liam smith get 3 years for killing james durkin?????

hmmm faith in the justice system???
so fatty here gets 5 years for taking money,but liam smith get 3 years for killing james durkin????? hmmm faith in the justice system??? 2bobsworth
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