Friday, December 9, 2011

If you stole a car, do not post its picture on Facebook

A man has been jailed after he posed for a Facebook snap in a stolen car.

Dean Fallows’ bid to show off to friends online linked him to a ring of car thieves who stole high-powered motors in burglaries around south Manchester and Tameside.

Fallows, 20, claimed to have spent only seconds behind the wheel of the Audi A3, but it was enough to make him guilty of handing stolen goods.

He was jailed for 15 months after admitting the charge at Manchester Crown Court.