Man will face trial for Internet fraud

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BOURNE man Kelvin Ralph faces trial at Lincoln Crown Court for fraud charges where he is alleged to have opened Internet bank accounts in other names intending to take out loans totalling thousands of pounds.

Ralph (38), of Stephenson Way, was committed for trial on a total of seven charges by Spalding magistrates at a hearing on Tuesday, January 24.

He is accused of:

nopening an internet current account with the Halifax while representing himself to be Darren Robinson;

nrepresenting himself over the internet to be Darren Robinson intending to obtain an £8,500 loan from The Cooperative Bank;

nopening an internet current account with the Halifax while representing himself to be Paul Bourner;

nattempting to obtain a £9,750 loan on the internet while representing himself to be Darren Robinson;

nattempting to obtain a £9,500 loan from the Halifax while representing himself to be Darren Robinson;

nclaiming to be Paul Bourner over the internet and intending to make a gain for himself by obtaining a £12,000 loan from the Halifax;

nattempting to obtain a £9,000 loan from the Cooperative bank while representing himself to be Paul Bourner;

The charges relate to the period between December 2009 to April 2011.