Tool fraud to pay £1,450

An image from the CCTV given to police

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A FRAUDSTER who pretended to be from a tool hire company has been ordered to pay compensation.

Robert Fletcher, 39, of Milton Road, Portsmouth, admitted fraud at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court.

He used a business account to get two Hilti drills, 
a generator, circular 
saw, a petrol-powered saw, 
and 110-volt extension 
lead.

Portsmouth magistrates ordered him to pay £1,450 compensation.

He must also pay £150 costs to the Crown Prosecution Service.

No surcharge was imposed as an order for compensation was made.

Fletcher’s guilty plea was taken into account when he was sentenced on Friday, March 3.