Felixstowe man denies defrauding five women to pay for services, an Hawaii holiday and a meal

Man took money claimihng it was for a holiday to Hawaii, court hears

Man took money claimihng it was for a holiday to Hawaii, court hears - Credit: www.jupiterimages.com

A Felixstowe man has denied duping five women out of money and reneging on promises to pay for services, a birthday meal and a holiday to Hawaii.

Elvis Fair, of Thurmans Lane, Trimley St Mary, pleaded not guilty at Ipswich Crown Court to five counts of fraud by false representation.

The 51-year-old is now due to stand trial later this year.

The first alleged offence is said to have taken place between September 1, 2011 and November 30, 2011.

It is said that Fair was given £397 by a woman to pay for the cost of visiting her on a number of occasions and collecting her niece from an airport.

The second charge allegedly occurred between June 1, 2014 and July 31, 2014.

Fair is accused of taking £2,821 from another female.

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It is said the money was to be used by him to book and pay for her to join him on a holiday to Hawaii.

It was also alleged to be payment for a decorator to complete work on her property.

The third count relates to the period June 1, 2014, to November 1, 2014.

Fair is alleged to have been given £833 to pay for a birthday meal and also to arrange for work to be carried out on a woman’s Mini Clubman.

The fourth charge states Fair received £950 on the understanding it was to be used to arrange and pay for the deeds of a property would be transferred into another female’s name.

This alleged offence is said to have taken place between January 1, 2015, and February 28, 2015.

The final allegation involves a sum of £300 and the period between December 1, 2014, and January 30, 2015.

Fair is accused of taking the money for it to be used to arrange and pay for a helicopter lesson for the woman’s daughter.

During Fair’s plea and case management hearing at the crown court Judge Rupert Overbury said the trial would last between three and four days.

The trial is scheduled to take place some time during the three weeks commencing on Monday, August 15.

Fair was released on conditional bail at the end of the hearing.