THE assets of a woman who fled abroad in 2012 and failed to attend her trial for fraud are to be sold off to meet a Proceeds of Crime bill.

It means her home and her car can now be auctioned.

Andrea Davison, 66, formerly of Bangor Street in Felinheli, was in her absence sentenced to two and a half years imprisonment for fraud and other offences six years ago - and has been unlawfully at large ever since.

Mold Crown Court was told on Wednesday that she was believed to be living in Argentina.

In 2014 she was ordered to pay £173,785 under POCA and she was given six months to pay or she would have to serve an additional two years imprisonment.

Today her case was back before Judge Niclas Parry who conducted the trial and made the original POCA order against her.

He granted an application by prosecuting barrister Dafydd Roberts for her available assets in the UK - including her former home at Y Felinheli in Gwynedd - to be sold.

Judge Parry agreed that an enforcement receiver be appointed to sort the matter out.

He said that more than £12,000 had been realised from bank balances and the sale of gold bars found at her home.

A vehicle, further gold and a freehold property was available to be sold and the defendant had indicated her consent in an email - although further correspondence had not been answered.

The defendant, the judge said, had failed to realise the assets herself despite having ample opportunity to do so.

“She remains unlawfully at large, she is unlikely to return to the UK and I therefore make the order,” Judge Parry said.

Davison was convicted of fraud back in 2012 following the discovery of what was described as a false document factory at her home.

She denied the offences claiming that she worked for security services and that the false documents were to provide false identifications for herself because people were trying to kill her.

But she disappeared before her trial and was said to have gone to an embassy in Ecuador to seek political asylum.

She was convicted in her absence and the jail sentence was passed.

The defendant had appealed against the POCA order but leave to appeal was refused at The Court of Appeal in 2016.

The regional asset recovery team found accounts had been set up using false identities, supported by false documentation, arising out of the false document factory discovered by police at her home.

At her trial in 2012, the prosecution said she was running a false document factory after she kept items from a mail drop service, including passports, as templates to recreate documents.

She was convicted unanimously of 26 charges by a jury at Mold Crown Court, who found her not guilty of one charge at the direction of the judge.

Davison had, he said, been convicted on overwhelming evidence of serious offences of fraud and dishonesty over many years.

Judge Parry said he was satisfied that she was a highly intelligent woman who used information she fraudulently obtained to repeatedly create false identification documents for the purpose of obtaining, potentially, many thousands of pounds worth of credit. It had left people devastated.

“The potential for loss was quite enormous,” he said.

The court heard how Derby Police economic crime unit raided Davison’s Felinheli home after documents uncovered in another fraud case were found to have come from her.

Davison, admitted much of what was alleged.

But she said she provided herself with false or virtual identification because she was trying to protect herself.

People had been trying to kill her because of her previous covert work for the security services, she claimed in police interviews.

Davison confirmed she had credit or bank accounts in other names but said they were all paid up.

She spoke of providing virtual realities for other people and told how she ran an organisation called The Association for Former British Intelligence Officers.

Davison denied possessing copies of passports in connection with fraud, making a false Venezuelan passport, offering to supply false ID documents, possessing false utility bills and bank statements and falsifying the register of electors.

She also denied possessing false documents including four stamps purporting to be of official origin including one for the Republic of Panama, possessing a false driving licence in her name with a false date of birth, theft of the passport from the Passport Service, exposing banks and credit card companies to risk of fraud, money laundering, and a trademark offence centred on five watches alleged to have been Breitling watches.