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Two charged with £13,000 fraud on West End hotels

Two men arrested by police investigating a series of alleged frauds at top London hotels, in which bogus businessmen ran up bills of more than £13,000 on a corporate credit account, will stand trial at Middlesex Guildhall Crown Court on 15 July.

Frenchman Jean Claude Perrot, 38, and American Pooni Singh, 27, both of no fixed abode in the UK, are charged with dishonestly obtaining by deception a total of £13,266.68 from four West End hotels during April this year.

This includes £1,680 worth of accommodation and services from Brown’s Hotel, Albermarle Street, between 12 and 14 April; £7,017.73 at the Grosvenor House hotel, Park Lane, between 14 and 18 April; £1,735 at the Churchill Hotel, Portman Square, between 21 and 23 April; and £2,833.95 from the Park Lane Hotel, Piccadilly, between 25 and 27 April.

The pair are also charged with obtaining £9,795 of designer clothing from the Park Lane Collection fashion shop at Grosvenor House.

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