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Gay crook’s revenge

PUBLISHED: 18:56 30 April 2008 | UPDATED: 15:47 16 August 2010

AN HIV-positive crook who stole from a string of gay lovers in revenge for contracting the virus has been jailed for 16 months.  Ivan Stefancik, 31, of Lullington Road, Crystal Palace, pocketed at least £9,000 from 10 men he slept with in a two-year spree

AN HIV-positive crook who stole from a string of gay lovers in revenge for contracting the virus has been jailed for 16 months.

Ivan Stefancik, 31, of Lullington Road, Crystal Palace, pocketed at least £9,000 from 10 men he slept with in a two-year spree.

Slovakian-born Stefancik stole his victims' clothes and computer equipment in London and Suffolk and went shopping with their credit cards. Blackfriars Crown Court heard former teacher Stefancik left his homeland in disgrace two years ago after coming out to his parents. He claimed he contracted the AIDS virus in Britain from one of his victims and while homeless and 'in freefall' he stole to support himself.

Diane Buck, defending, told the court: "He feels that some of these offences may be linked to resentment for the way he contracted the infection." His first victim fell for Stefancik in mid-2006 and the conman swiped his property.

He was jailed by West Suffolk magistrates in Bury St Edmunds after admitting 46 offences of dishonesty in the area. But he was soon free again and in April last year he bought £59.04 of petrol from Shell in Balham using a stolen credit card.

He used another card to blow £350.60 on booze at Bar Code, Archer Street, Soho.

When he was arrested on March 25 this year he confessed all to the police.

Judge Hillen said his criminal history possibly went back to his homeland.Bearded Stefancik admitted 14 counts of fraud by false representation, two counts of theft, and asked for four similar offences to be taken into consideration.

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