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big spenders Irishman who was part of fraud gang that spent €13k on cloned credit cards jailed

The four fraudsters stayed in a luxury hotel with their bill amounting to €12,130, which included almost €2,000 worth of drinks

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An Irish man who was one of three people who spent €13k on cloned credit cards has been jailed in Spain.

The unnamed Irish man, a German man and an English man were sentenced to one and a half years behind bars for spending the whopping sum on a luxury holiday in Majorca.

The sentences are reduced by three years on the condition that they do not reoffend.

During a hearing held at Palma Provincial Court on January 31st, all three men admitted to fraud under an agreement reached between their lawyers and the prosecution.

One appeared in person, while two others appeared via video link.

Another party involved in the fraud is currently on the run after they failed to appear at the hearing.

The fraud occurred in July 2018 when the four defendants brought a minor on holiday with them in Majorca.

From July 11th to 14th, the four fraudsters stayed in a luxury hotel with their bill amounting to €12,130, which included almost €2,000 worth of drinks.

The group paid their bill using a credit card they fraudulently cloned. When the bank reversed the payment and the hotel was left without payment they contacted the police.

After booking into another hotel in Magaluf, police tracked them down and found among their belongings a device to clone credit cards, a laptop and cash.

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