A FRAUDSTER spent more than £1,000 on credit cards he took out under a false name.

Neil Hatton, from Fearnhead, went on a year-long spending spree after obtaining the cards from Capital One and Lowell Financial Limited.

Between January and November 2016, the 32-year-old spent £659.85 on the Capital One card and £432.80 on the Lowell card.

He admitted two counts of fraud at Warrington Magistrates Court on Thursday, August 15.

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Hatton, of Vulcan Close, was ordered to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work and pay compensation of £728.44.