Search

Canning Town waiter stole customer’s ID for fraud

17:00 14 November 2012

‘Thoroughly dishonest’ fraudster jailed

A snooker obsessed waiter who stole a customer’s identity to buy £4,000 worth of cues has been jailed for ten months.

Areen Adriano, 26, was working for Robata Restaurants Ltd in Canary Wharf, Docklands, when he stole the customer’s details from his American Express card.

He bought cues and other goods worth £4,227.16 online from the Billiards Boutique and another £959.98 of goods from Argos.

Filipino Adriano also used the customer’s details to apply for an £8,000 personal loan.

The victim’s credit rating was demoted as a result of the fraud and he has been battling to restore it ever since.

Adriano has been committing various frauds ever since he came to Britain and was nine days out of a suspended sentence for trying to buy airline tickets with three stolen credit cards when he was arrested.

He has been sending money home to his wife and daughter in the Philippines and lives with his mother.

Adriano, of Wren Close, Canning Town, admitted fraud by abuse of position and eight counts of fraud by false representation.

Judge Christopher Moss told him: ‘Your victim has suffered greatly as a result of your dishonesty. Not only did your actions cause him great inconvenience, but you caused his personal credit rating to be impugned.”

“He has gone though a great deal of trouble to put it right.”

Adriano said he regretted his actions but Judge Moss said they were “crocodile tears.”

“You are thoroughly dishonest as your record shows,” the judge added.

Adriano waved to relatives in the public gallery as he was led away.

Latest Newham News Stories

Students at Brampton Manor Academy celebrate their excellent GCSE results last year. (Picture: Sandra Rowse)

Students across the borough are set to receive their GCSE results this morning.

Yesterday, 17:49
The Hammersmith and City line is part suspended between Barking and Moorgare  File pic: Katie Collins/PA Wire

Tube users face severe delays on the Hammersmith and City Underground line due to a signal failure at East Ham

Yesterday, 17:17
Michael Coe, 35, faces a

A Muslim convert and associate of Anjem Choudary has been found guilty this afternoon of knocking a schoolboy unconscious for cuddling his girlfriend.

Southwark Crown Court
Yesterday, 15:59
The bus strike will occur on two separate days   Picture: Jonathan Brady/PA

Bus routes in the borough are set to be affected by two all-day strikes.

London

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

You could win £15,000 to spend on either their mortgage or a deposit towards the home of their dreams

Wouldn’t it be lovely to have a period of time when you simply don’t have to worry about finding the money each month to pay your mortgage? When you don’t have to put money aside from your monthly income, or worry about having to afford other essential outgoings?

Read more
Which book character do you share cleaning habits with?

Whether you have more in common with put-upon Cinderella, emotionally turbulent Jane Eyre, or easily distracted Mole, you’re sure to appreciate that one lucky winner will receive four sessions of free cleaning. Enter our quiz for your chance to win. All runners up will get £10 off their first clean when making a repeat booking.

Read more

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Newham Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now