Pay almost £800 or go to jail

A 42-year-old man has been warned that if he does not have almost £800 with him the next time he appears in court to pay compensation he would be going to prison.

Wednesday, 14th September 2016, 7:00 am
Updated Thursday, 15th September 2016, 3:52 pm

William Robert Brown, Westacres, Craigavon, pleaded guilty to the fraudulently use of a credit card to pay for goods on September 22 last year.

A prosecutor told Craigavon Magistrates Court last Wednesday that Brown fraudulently used a credit card to obtain goods valued at £933.15 at Auctions NI in Annesborough.

When police spoke to Brown he said he had been asked to buy the goods by a third party who had provided him with cards. Some of the goods, valued at £145, had been recovered. Brown told the court that he had £200 with him.

District Judge, Mrs Bernie Kelly, said that £788.15 was outstanding and asked Brown if he could bring the rest of the money to court in the afternoon.

He said he could not but could do so in two weeks.

She adjourned the case until September 15 and warned Brown if he didn’t come to court with the money he would go to prison.