A Plumstead man has been convicted after a routine traffic stop.

Fernando Dumitru, 23, of Marmadon Road was arrested on June 1, by PC Robinson of Welling Police.

During the stop PC Robinson identified that Dumitru, who was not the registered keeper, was a named driver on an insurance policy with a policy holder living in Cheltenham.

The Plumstead man was not able to account for who this person was or who the registered keeper was just claiming they were his “uncle’s”.

He was arrested on suspicion of Fraud by False Representation.

A search of the car discovered a Sword in the boot for which he was further arrested.

Following a search of the home address of Dumitru by officers from East Wickham and Crook Log SNT’s, it was established the registered keeper was in fact his 6 month old child.

Enquiries were made through Gloucestershire Constabulary with the policy holder in Cheltenham who confirmed he didn’t know who Dumitru was and it was apparent he was subject to identity theft.

Following his interview the man was charged with one count of Fraud by false representation, one count of driving a vehicle on a road without 3rd party insurance and possession of a pointed or bladed article in public a public place.

Dumitru was remanded into custody and appeared at Bromley Magistrates Court today (June 4) where he pleaded guilty to all three charges.

Taking into account an early plea Dumitru was sentenced to a community order with conditions of a night time curfew, ordered to pay £85 to the Crown Prosecution Service and £85 to fund victim services.

His driver’s licence was also endorsed with six penalty points.