A penniless man managed to con posh Edinburgh hotels out of over £1000, Edinburgh Sheriff Court heard today.
Pampreet Singh Pooni, 38, lost his job as a well-paid financial analyst in 2001. He had just been let out of jail for a different scam, and was on license (like parole) with another 224 days left of his sentence. He was refused help with accomodation by authorities, so understandably he decided to treat himself to 5 star luxury.
Unfortunately he was tracked down by police, and the high life was brought short. The Sheriff seems to have decided that, with so many people being made redundant from financial services, a strong example needs to be made - Mr Pooni will be jailed for a whopping 6 months on top of the 224 days left of his old sentence. Bastard!
Better luck next time Mr Pooni!