Model ‘used stolen credit cards for lip work’
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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