Canning Town fraudster faces jail
A restaurant worker who used a customer’s bank details to spend more than �4,000 on billiards equipment and to fuel his addiction to crystal meth was warned he faces jail.
Areen Adriano, a 26- year-old floor assistant for Robata Restaurants Ltd, carried out the scam on Martin Bloom.
Between November 25 and December 4 last year he bought pool cues and other goods worth �4,227.16 from Billiards Boutique and �959.98 of goods from Argos. He also applied for an extra American Express card and a personal loan from HBOS Plc.
Adriano appeared at the Old Bailey to plead guilty to fraud by abuse of position and eight counts of fraud by false representation.
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Four other counts of fraud by false representation relating to the purchase of �1,016.64 from Apple, an application for a personal loan from Santander, an application for a credit card from MBNA Europe Bank Ltd and purchases from Littlewoods.
The Common Serjeant of London, Brian Barker QC, granted him conditional bail while a pre-sentence report is prepared by the probation service. He added: “That is absolutely no indication of what will happen when he re-appears.”
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Adriano, of Wren Close, Canning Town, will be sentenced on November 5.