Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Woman Denies Disneyland Paris Tickets Fraud

A woman accused of swindling prospective holidaymakers by selling non-existent trips to Disneyland Paris appeared in court for the first time yesterday.

Ellie Catchesides, 28, of Sparrows Lane, Eltham faces four charges of fraud by false representation, with intent to make a financial gain.

The charges relate to August 31; two on September 16 and October 5, last year.

She faces a fifth charge of fraud by false representation on June 27, 2015, namely creating an email account in the name of her landlady confirming rent had been paid.

Catchesides indicated a not guilty plea to all counts at Bromley Magistrates Court and was bailed to appear at Woolwich Crown Court on March 21.

Prosecutor Miss Pauline Pierce said she offered trips to the amusement park to people she knew for a discount, claiming she had to cancel her own holiday and had spare tickets.

It is alleged the charges were fraudulent from the outset and Catchesides knew no holidays had been booked.

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