A struggling father who found and tried to use a stolen credit card to buy fuel has been given a chance by magistrates. Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on March 27 how Gheorgie-Ciprian Mustata, 27, of Station Road, Shirebrook, attempted to buy fuel at the Spar, on Sherwood Street, at Warsop, after he had found the credit card.Prosecuting solicitor John Cooper said: “A victim had a bank card stolen and the defendant faces no charges in respect of that.“However, on January 22, at the Spar, at Warsop, the card was used by this defendant twice in an attempt to purchase fuel valued at £56.06.”Mustata, who has no previous convictions, pleaded guilty to fraud by false representation by attempting to buy fuel with a stolen credit card.Here’s who has appeared before Chesterfield magistrates in our latest round-up from the courtsDefence solicitor James Riley said: “He is 27 and married with two children in Romania. His wife who has attended court is … [Read more...] about Cash-strapped dad was caught trying to use a stolen credit card to buy fuel
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Is Apple’s launch of a credit card a good idea for the tech giant? Andrew Mitchell, vice president at JCB, says YES. Despite the steady growth of Apple Pay, it’s relatively early for Apple in the payments sphere. However, this product could be a catalyst, strengthening Apple’s position in financial services as well as reviving its slowing iPhone sales. The product itself is a masterstroke, especially for Goldman Sachs, for whom the brand affinity with Apple is a high prize. Apple’s device and app expertise means the package looks very futuristic and is wrapped with titanium appeal, plus Mastercard’s broad global acceptance coverage. The US credit card market isn’t as strenuously controlled as the UK’s for interchange fees. When married with Apple’s growing ecosystem, it creates a great opportunity for those involved to offer an array of everyday-usage customer benefits, such as cashback, reduced consumer fees, and financial management … [Read more...] about DEBATE: Is Apple’s launch of a credit card a good idea for the tech giant?
A charity music festival is hoping to secure a new location after losing its original venue. Louisa Oakley, organiser of Burnistonbury, had secured permission to hold the event on June 22 on the Showfield off the Coastal Road at Burniston.That permission was only granted after a single objection to a licensing application was withdrawn before a hearing of Scarborough Council’s licensing sub-committee was due to take place.The venue is now, however, unavailable and a fresh licence application has been lodged with the borough council to use what’s known as “the Field” off Ripley’s Road, Cloughton.Mrs Oakley and her family have raised £200,000 for St Catherine’s Hospice over the last 20 years and hope the festival will continue that success.She told the Local Democracy Reporting Service that she hoped to secure the new venue soon.She added: “We are hoping for a fantastic day to raise funds for St Catherine’s Hospice.”The licence … [Read more...] about Music festival near Scarborough is hoping to get approval for new location
It has emerged that one in four Irish people have used their credit cards to pay for heat and light. Research by Switcher.ie has also found almost a third of consumers are unable to cover the cost of their essential bills out of their regular income. Up to 38% of respondents admitted to raiding their savings. Switcher.ie managing director Eoin Clarke said their survey highlights the high cost of running a home in Ireland. He adds putting bills on plastic can easily get out of hand. Mr Clarke said: "If we're using credit cards to pay for things like essential utilities on top of purchasing other items, if you don't stay on top of it, it could easily snowball. "It could lead to increased debt, increased stress and people finding themselves in a very awkward position." … [Read more...] about Research shows 25% of people have used credit cards to pay bills
A lottery winner who allegedly used a 'stolen' credit card to buy her winning ticket was arrested as she went to collect her jackpot. Police in Canada started investigating the incident after a man's wallet was stolen and one of his credit cards was used to buy lottery tickets. After analysing CCTV footage at the Newfoundland store where the ticket was bought, police arrested a 33-year-old woman in connection with the crime. The woman - who was on her way to the lottery offices at the time of the arrest - was taken into custody by officers from the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary. She was charged with two counts of possessing a stolen credit card and five counts of fraud, the BBC reports. The Atlantic Lottery Corporation said the ticket was worth 50,000 Canadian dollars, which is around £29,000, however money is only paid to lawfully bought tickets. In a statement the corporation said: "Ultimately, if not paid, this amount will go to Atlantic Lottery's unclaimed prize … [Read more...] about Lotto winner who used ‘stolen’ credit card to buy ticket arrested collecting win