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Addicted Teen Admits Fraud

Thursday June 26 2014


Barnsley Magistrates' Court Barnsley Magistrates' Court


A TEENAGER posed as a fundraiser for the Prince's Trust - to get money for legal highs.

The 17-year-old, from Mapplewell, said he was doing a sponsored run when he approached staff at Barnsley College, Jamie Barton, defending, told Barnsley Youth Court.

She said the youngster was addicted to legal highs which he took to combat mental problems.

She added: "This dishonesty was committed to buy legal highs which he takes to combat his problems. He is addicted to them."

Jayne Ormrod, prosecuting, said the youngster approached a number of college staff for money, but suspicions were aroused by a form the youngster had.

The teen, who cannot be named for legal reasons, admitted fraud, shoplifting and failing to comply with the requirements of a youth rehabilitation order.

The case was adjourned until July 15 for a pre-sentence report and he was granted conditional bail.

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Reply Posted by lauren on Friday June 27 2014 at 18:32
Well that's a new one, took drugs to combat his mental problem. No more like he was addicted to drugs, didn't have a job so sat at home n thought up a way of getting some coin to get his fix. What a loads of rubbish to help his mental problems. It causes you to have mental problems.

Reply Posted by matty on Tuesday July 1 2014 at 08:39
Pfft legal reasons, more like if people knew who it was he'd get beat up. You should name and shame him, absolutely disgusting behavior.