Confiscated cash will be used to fight crime
MORE than £300,000 confiscated from criminals is being used in the fight against crime.
Northamptonshire Police have received £305,643 from funds which were seized from criminals in the county during 2006 and 2007.
The total is £100,000 more than the force was expecting to receive from the Government, which means it will be able to fund additional crime-busting schemes.
Speaking at a meeting of Northamptonshire Police Authority's resources committee yesterday, Chief Constable Peter Maddison said: "This is a tremendous example of the good work which is being done. I don't want any criminal to think they can flaunt their ill-gotten gains in this county.
"We have had specific successes this year which have made that very clear."
Among the force's successes this year was the case of two traveller families who led a champagne lifestyle on the proceeds of car crime and tax evasion and were ordered by a judge to pay back nearly £2.8m.