Fraudster due to be sentenced for scam

COURT: Court Case
COURT: Court Case

A fraudster who clocked up about £38,000 in purchases for himself with a company credit card has had his case adjourned for sentencing.

Chesterfield magistrates’ court originally heard how Lee Barlow, 26, of Portland Avenue, Bolsover, used the card which belonged to IPS Ltd - whom he worked for - over two periods.

Becky Allsop, prosecuting, said the company had difficulties obtaining receipts from Barlow.

Barlow pleaded guilty to committing fraud by using a company credit card to make a gain of £316.88 between November 2012 and February 2013. He pleaded guilty to committing fraud by using the company credit card to make a gain of £37,949.21 between November 2011 and February this year. Barlow, who represented himself, has declined to comment. His case was committed to Derby Crown Court on November 1 and has been further adjourned to consider pre-sentence reports.