Two fraudsters tried to buy £958 Canada Goose jacket and other designer goods using Tory MP Nadine Dorries’ credit card details, court hears
- Korri McLean, 30, was able to clone Tory minister Nadine Dorries’ credit credit
- Gave details to Cory Chin, 24, who tried to buy a £958 Canada Goose jacket
- McLean tried to buy a £1,080 worth of items the next day but both were stopped
- Both men were tracked down after leaving phone and email address details
- Chin was given 12-month Community Order and told to pay £175 costs after pleading guilty at Westminster Magistrates Court
- McLean pled guilty and is due to be sentenced at Wood Green Crown Court
Two fraudsters tried to go on a shopping spree after getting hold of a Tory minister’s bank details, a court has heard.
A fraudulent copy was made of health minister Nadine Dorries’ card and an attempted transaction carried out in October 2019, Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard.
While the transaction was unsuccessful, a phone number and email address were given, which led defendant Cory Chin to be tracked down.
The 24-year-old of Palmerston Road, Walthamstow, east London, had pleaded guilty last month to attempting to use the MP’s Lloyds credit card details on October 16 2019 to buy a Canada Goose coat worth £958.
Fraudsters Cory Chin, 24, (left) and Korri McLean, 30, (right) have admitted using Tory minister Nadine Dorries’ bank details to try and buy designer clothes
He was handed a 12-month community order when he was sentenced on Wednesday, requiring him to carry out 120 hours of unpaid work.
The court heard Chin had not been involved in obtaining the card details, but ‘takes full responsibility for his behaviour’ in trying to use them and expressed ‘sincere remorse’.
He was described as a ‘well-educated and hardworking young man’ and the hearing was told he was a trainee engineer with a large telecoms firm.
Chin had ‘no idea’ who Ms Dorries was and did not specifically target her as an MP, the court was told.
Chin’s defence said that he had ‘no idea’ who Ms Dorries (pictured) was and did not specifically target her as an MP, the court was told
Sentencing him, District Judge Vanessa Baraitser said: ‘This was a deliberate attempt to use the details of a bank card which you knew belonged to someone else to obtain a luxury item for yourself.’
She said it was acknowledged that ‘no actual financial loss was suffered by the complainant’ and that Chin had shown ‘genuine remorse’ and accepted the ‘distress and inconvenience’ his actions had caused.
He was also ordered to pay £175 in costs within the next 28 days.
A second man, Korri McLean, is due to be sentenced at Wood Green Crown Court on a date not yet set.
The 30-year-old, of Rayfield in Epping, was also convicted last month of one count of fraud by false representation in using the MP’s card details to buy goods to the value of £1,080.