‘Tried to defraud banks of £48,750’

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A 38-YEAR-OLD man accused of trying to fraudulently obtain £48,750 by claiming to be two other people has had his case adjourned.

Kelvin Ralph appeared at Spalding Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday charged with seven fraud offences.

He is accused of opening current accounts over the internet with Halifax while pretending to be Darren Robinson and Paul Bourner.

The other five charges relate to attempts to secure loans over the internet ranging from £8,500 to £12,000 from Halifax and the Co-operative.

The offences are alleged to have taken place between 2009 and 2011.

Magistrates granted a request for the case to be adjourned for two weeks to allow prosecution papers to be sent to the defence.

Ralph, of Stephenson Way, Bourne, was granted unconditional bail and must now appear before the court again on January 24.