Louth man sentenced for stealing bank card and committing fraud

A Louth man has pleaded guilty to stealing a bank card, and using the card without the owner’s permission with the intention of making a financial gain for himself.

Court news

Timothy Clay, 43, of Queensway, stole the Halifax bank card, which belonged to another man, on February 4.

On the same day, Clay committed an act of fraud by dishonestly making a false representation by using the bank card without the owner’s permission intending make a gain of £96.70 for himself.

Clay indicated guilty pleas to both the theft charge and the fraud charge when he appeared at Lincoln Magistrates’ Court on May 27.

He was given a 12 month conditional discharge for both charges, and he was ordered to pay £85 in court costs and a £22 victim surcharge.