Model ‘used stolen credit cards for lip work’

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A MODEL used stolen credit cards to pay for ex­pen­sive cos­metic surgery, a court heard.

Faileigh Cooper, 23, al­legedly re­sorted to fraud to pay for li­po­suc­tion and lip en­hance­ments.

The part-time model went to a clinic in Wim­pole Street, cen­tral London for con­sul­ta­tions on the treat­ment be­fore hand­ing over a £500 de­posit.

Cooper and a man known only as “Aaron” then re­peat­edly called the surgery to pay the £6,850 bal­ance with £5,250 com­ing from the stolen cards.

Prose­cut­ing Bartholomew O’toole said they rang 14 times from Fe­bru­ary 21 to 23 last year us­ing both le­git­i­mate and fraud­u­lent cards.

But af­ter her ar­rest Cooper told po­lice: “The surgery burnt my arm and I was think­ing of tak­ing them to court.”

Mr O’toole added: “When asked about Aaron, she said that she was see­ing him but he was not her boyfriend, and she had met him less than 20 times af­ter meet­ing him in a club.

“She said she did not re­mem­ber which club, know his sur­name or where he lived.

“She thought they were Aaron’s cards 100 per cent and she was des­per­ate for the op.”

Cooper, of Bat­tersea, South-west London, de­nies four counts of fraud.

The trial con­tin­ues at South­wark Crown Court.

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