Fraudster caught out after ringing police himself
A FRAUDSTER was caught out after ringing 999 from the mobile phone he had been using to order goods with someone else’s credit card.
Ryan Morgan, aged 21, of Conway Road in Penlan had been ordering pizza and car parts and using the credit card details of a man from Mansfield to pay, who had no idea his card was being used.
Morgan had originally faced 30 charges including 12 of fraud after allegedly spending £630 within six days at various branches of Dominos in Swansea and 18 of spending £3,650 at Normag Motor Factors but on the day of his trial he pleaded guilty to 15 of those fraud offences.
The prosecution accepted those saying it was not in the public interest to proceed with the other matters.
Morgan admitted buying £2,888 of car parts and pizza worth £39.
Prosecutor Jonathan Coombs said the card’s owner had, in August 2011, used his credit card to pay for goods with a Swansea-based company. Shortly afterwards when he checked his statement he found the extra charges.
Police then managed to link Morgan to the offences because he had used the same mobile phone to call 999 for an unrelated incident as he had used to order the goods.
Alex Scott, representing Morgan, accepted his client's offending had been fraudulent from the outset but asked magistrates to order a pre-sentence report before sentencing.
He is due to be sentenced on Friday.