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Man admits defrauding three hotels

A Worcester man is to be sentenced by a crown court judge after he admitted defrauding three hotels in Cheltenham, Stratford on Avon, and Bromsgrove out of more than £14,000.

At Cheltenham Magistrates court James Leete, 28, of Barborne rd, Worcester, pleaded guilty to eight charges of fraud and theft.

He admitted dishonestly claiming to the Double Trees Hilton at Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, that he was entitled to a £9,000 refund on Sept 28 this year.

He also admitted trying to defraud the hotel out of another refund, for £200, on 28th August.

And he pleaded guilty to providing fake references and a dishonest CV to a recruitment agency in Cheltenham on Aug 24.

Leete further admitted using someone else's bank card to obtain goods and services worth £3,437-98 from the Holiday Inn, Bromsgrove, between 1st March and 31st May this year.

He also admitted a £1,750 fraud at the Billesley Manor Hotel, Stratford, on 18th Sept 2018 and trying to defraud the same hotel of £750 on 10th Oct.

And he admitted applying for credit cards and loans in someone else's name and stealing mail belonging to Paul Vaughan in College Precincts, Worcester, between June 1 and 26 Oct this year.

He was remanded in custody to appear at Gloucester crown court on Nov 23.

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