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Tesco employee caught mobile phone fraudster Husni Hussein
9:23am Friday 1st February 2013 in News
A superstore employee caught a fraudster who tried to carry out a mobile phone scam, magistrates heard.
Husni Hussein, 26, visited the Tesco store at Askham Bar twice, said Steve Ovenden, prosecuting.
On the first occasion he asked to buy a mobile phone on contract, but did not have identification with him. On the second occasion, on October 24, he did. But the employee who served him had his suspicions from the first occasion and called police.
When officers arrested him, they found Hussein had two sets of false driving licences and credit cards in someone else’s name.
The 26-year-old from Winford House, Bow, London, pleaded guilty to fraud by trying to get a contract for mobile phones under a false name and possession of the fake documents and was ordered to pay a total of £235. He was fined £130, plus a £20 victim surcharge and £85 prosecution costs.
His solicitor Sally Howard said he had been short of money because he had been out of work for some time.
He was currently working as a charity fundraiser.