Jail terms for the Express Motors five

The owner of Penygroes, North Wales-based Express Motors and his three sons have received jail sentences of between six and seven-and-a-half years after being found guilty of making fraudulent claims for concessionary travel reimbursement.

Mold Crown Court heard that they claimed over £88,000 from Gwynedd Council by swiping concessionary travel cards for fake journeys. They also were found guilty of putting over £500,000 through their own bank accounts without paying cash.

Eric Wyn Jones (77) and Ian Wyn Jones (53) each received seven-and-a-half year sentences, while Kevin Wyn Jones (54) was jailed for seven years and Keith Jones (51) for six years. Rheinallt Williams (44) pleaded guilty to swiping cards on behalf of his employers and received a 12month sentence.

Express Motors ceased running on 31 December after losing its operator licence.