Search

University of East London student pleads guilty to credit card fraud

10:02 03 January 2013

PA Archive/Press Association Images

An architecture student at The University of East London has admitted attempting to buy more than £3,000 of designer clothing and accessories with a fake credit card.

Richard Quitaleg, aged 23, of Claughton Road, Plaistow, tried to dupe staff at luxury store Louis Vuitton, in New Bond Street, central London, with a counterfeit American Express card and a bogus Californian driving licence. He tried to buy clothing and a bag worth £3,005 on July 19, 2012 a court heard.

Quitaleg yesterday (January 2) pleaded guilty at Southwark Crown Court to fraud and possession of an identity document with improper intent.

Prosecutor Lesley Jones said the shop assistant became suspicious after the American Express card was declined.

Adjourning sentence for the preparation of a pre-sentence report Judge Nicholas Lorain-Smith said: “All options are open but it does not seem to me to necessitate immediate custody.”

Quitaleg will be sentenced on January 30.

Latest Newham News Stories

12:00
The Luftwaffe bombing the Royal Docks in 1940     Picture: Newham Archives

Imagine living in a city where several hundred tonnes of high explosives fell from the sky and smashed into the streets and houses and factories every other day.

army
North Beckton Primary School donating a cheque to Newham City Farm

It was thumbs up all round as pupils handed over a bumper cheque to Newham City Farm.

Yesterday, 17:00
This latest production of The Chairs has been updated for a modern audience. Picture: Lily Owen

Whether or not you enjoy this modern telling of Eugene Ionesco’s absurdist play at Stratford Circus will be decided by your propensity for radical theatre innovation over traditional structure and character development.

Yesterday, 09:00
Fred Meade is raising funds in memory of Newham school teacher Lucia Devine

A friend of a popular Newham school teacher who died last October is cycling part of the Tour de France route in her memory.

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Kindle 7 inch tablet

Are you looking for a brand new gadget to help you stay connected on the go and make that long journey home a bit more entertaining? Look no further. MyOffers is giving you the chance to win 1 of 50 Kindle Fire 7” Display Tablets! That’s 50 times more chances to win, so hurry up and enter our competition today and you could be one of our lucky winners!

Read more
Yummy traditional afternoon teas for two

MyOffers is giving you the chance to win 1 of 50 Traditional Afternoon Teas for two at a location of your choice! That’s 50 times more chances to win, so hurry up and enter our competition today and you could be one of our lucky winners!

Read more

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Newham Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe