Dine in court in East Anglia’s gastropubs and hotels for a series of “dining and sprint crimes”
A man who allegedly committed a series of “dining and sprinting” crimes in gastropubs and hotels across East Anglia has appeared in court.
Allegedly, 46-year-old Alan Rogers committed a series of crimes for failing to pay for extravagant meals and drinks while entertaining a blonde girlfriend.
On Friday, when he appeared before the magistrate of Ipswich, Suffolk, he chose not to plead and was charged with three counts of false statement fraud.
The magistrate considered the case too serious and they could not review and release Rogers until he appeared again in the Ipswich Criminal Court on July 23.
The court was informed that the prosecutor planned to submit a timetable of 15 other similar crimes for consideration.
In November last year, the Suffolk police announced that they Hunting couple They have been eating, drinking and having fun in restaurants across the country without paying the bills.
Rogers, from Hadley, Suffolk, was later arrested with a 43-year-old woman.
The two were interrogated and later released during the investigation.
The police said the woman was subsequently acquitted and no further action was required.
The hotel and restaurant owners in Suffolk and Norfolk revealed how they were defrauded by the couple after the payment on the real bank card was declined.
The couple will leave, promising that the man will come back to checkout-but he has never done so.
Prosecutor Colette Harper said the father of two children was charged with “at least 18 crimes. He and his friends drank and ate, and sometimes stayed without paying anything. Home”.
“This is not suitable for summary trial. It involves a large number of victims, a long time, and a large amount of money.”
It is believed that Rogers did not make legal payments after leaving many venues and has accumulated a bill of £11,226.30.
These crimes allegedly occurred in Norwich from July 22 to November 18 last year, in Aldeburgh, Suffolk on September 5, and in Ipswich on September 10.
The court heard that the potential cases to be considered totalled £2,285.
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Rogers was photographed going to court with a blonde woman who was watching the proceedings in the public gallery.
During the brief hearing, he spoke only to confirm his name, address and date of birth.
It is understood that he was making a request when he appeared in the criminal court.