Tool fraud to pay £1,450

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

Saturday, 11th March 2017, 6:00 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 11:07 am

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.

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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.