Man accused of a £10,000 trail of fraud

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A MAN has appeared at court accused of fraud and theft in a £10,000 crime spree across south Worcestershire and the Cotswolds.

Mark Bainbridge faced 15 charges of fraud by false representation, one charge of theft from a shop and one charge of making off without payment when he appeared before Worcester Magistrates Court .

The crimes were alleged to have been committed last year in towns across the Midlands such as Pershore, Evesham, Malvern, Broadway, Stow-on-the-Wold and Moreton-in-Marsh.

The 33-year-old is accused of handing over fraudulent cheques worth a total of £1,496 to Ezee PCs in Pershore on March 14 and 15; failing to pay for goods worth £868 by BACS transfer to Adrian Ewart in Broadway, near Evesham, between February 14 and March 8; handing over a fraudulent cheque in Malvern on August 18 to Susan Wathen as payment for goods worth £450; and failing to transfer £1,020 to Nigel Robinson in Broadway on March 10 as payment for goods.

The defendant also allegedly used fraudulent cheques to pay Simply Light, Evesham, for goods worth £93.20 on July 26; to pay Mickleton Laundry for services worth £18.32 on August 1 and to pay Durham House Antiques, Stow-on-the-Wold, for goods worth £495 on August 11.

Bainbridge is also accused of using fraudulent cheques to pay for goods at Haynes, Hanson and Clark, Stow-on-the-Wold, worth £699; to pay Gail Hurt for goods worth £315 in Moreton-on-Marsh on August 15 and to pay Joyce Russell for goods worth £291 in Moreton-on-Marsh on Aug-ust 15.

He is also alleged to have used fraudulent cheques to pay Stratford Limes Hotel for goods and services worth £200 on August 10; to pay Compleat Cookshop, Cirencester, £291 for goods on August 19; to pay Roger Edwards for collectors stamps worth £4,095 in Stoke-on-Trent on April 14; and to pay Outwear, Oxford, £595 for goods on August 16.

The theft of rugs worth £2,451 from Alain Rouveure Galleries, Moreton-in-Marsh, on March 2 last year and making off from the Mount Pleasant Hotel, Malvern, without paying for services worth £394.10 between March 18 and March 20, 2012, were two more charges put to him in court.

Bainbridge, of Wharfside Street, Birmingham, was remanded in custody and will appear at Worcester Crown Court on September 17.

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9:15am Fri 31 Aug 12

Olley Owl Owd Betts Barn says...

10,000 worth of carrying out fraud. What will his sentence be?
Will it be more or less, than those Members of Parliament who submitted fraudulent expense claims? Mark Bainbridge has done wrong by committing these fraudulent acts and should be punished. However, his fraudulent act was over a lesser number, than those of our elected members whose fraud was against the Tax and Ratepayers of this Country.
10,000 worth of carrying out fraud. What will his sentence be? Will it be more or less, than those Members of Parliament who submitted fraudulent expense claims? Mark Bainbridge has done wrong by committing these fraudulent acts and should be punished. However, his fraudulent act was over a lesser number, than those of our elected members whose fraud was against the Tax and Ratepayers of this Country. Olley Owl Owd Betts Barn
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10:51am Fri 31 Aug 12

dulon says...

Well it fills the paper up with column inches ! I would like to see the full truth exposed on the iraqi wmd issue without the constraints of terms of reference. The banking crisis and the role of the BoE.
Also disclosed in the newspapers the full list of interests of our councillors
and other democratic representatives . There are many cases like this but the big issues are never fully answered .
Well it fills the paper up with column inches ! I would like to see the full truth exposed on the iraqi wmd issue without the constraints of terms of reference. The banking crisis and the role of the BoE. Also disclosed in the newspapers the full list of interests of our councillors and other democratic representatives . There are many cases like this but the big issues are never fully answered . dulon
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11:07am Fri 31 Aug 12

Olley Owl Owd Betts Barn says...

dulon wrote:
Well it fills the paper up with column inches ! I would like to see the full truth exposed on the iraqi wmd issue without the constraints of terms of reference. The banking crisis and the role of the BoE.
Also disclosed in the newspapers the full list of interests of our councillors
and other democratic representatives . There are many cases like this but the big issues are never fully answered .
You will find most of your councillors interest and allowances if you open this link

http://www.malvernhi
lls.gov.uk/cms/counc
il-and-democracy/cou
ncillor-information.
aspx
[quote][p][bold]dulon[/bold] wrote: Well it fills the paper up with column inches ! I would like to see the full truth exposed on the iraqi wmd issue without the constraints of terms of reference. The banking crisis and the role of the BoE. Also disclosed in the newspapers the full list of interests of our councillors and other democratic representatives . There are many cases like this but the big issues are never fully answered .[/p][/quote]You will find most of your councillors interest and allowances if you open this link http://www.malvernhi lls.gov.uk/cms/counc il-and-democracy/cou ncillor-information. aspx Olley Owl Owd Betts Barn
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