Lord’s cricket card fraudster faces jail time

first_imgA MAN who faked a membership card to access the best seats at Lord’s has been told he could go to jail.James Lattimer put his photograph on to a card – originally owned by a Lord’s member who died in 2014 – after he bought it on eBay, Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard.Lattimer, 51 and from Bournemouth, was found with the faked card in August.He admitted fraud at a hearing in November and is due to be sentenced at Southwark Crown Court at a later date.It costs £1 000 to become a member of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), known colloquially as the home of cricket, and there is a 29-year waiting list.Lattimer, of Green Road in Bournemouth, used the faked card to get into an exclusive members-only area after buying a ticket to enter the ground.Passing sentence, District Judge Samuel Mark Goozee told Lattimer: “I consider my powers are not sufficient for sentence.”Lattimer, who runs a corporate cleaning company, was released on unconditional bail. (BBC Sport)last_img

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