Duo deny £14k bet fraud

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Two men are facing trial for their alleged part in a £14,000 betting shop fraud.

Daniel McLintock, 22, of Rose Wall, Ridgewell, and Daniel Clarke, 21, of Ronald Road, Halstead, are accused of being involved in a scam in which a betting slip is said to have been falsified to pay out £13,970.

Both men pleaded not guilty at Chelmsford Crown Court on Tuesday and face a trial at the same court in May.

McLintock is accused of one offence of fraud by false representation – that he had won £13,970 in a bet.

Clarke, who was a cashier at William Hill bookmakers in Halstead where the offences are alleged to have taken place, is accused of adapting a betting slip intending for it to be used in fraud on 15 April 2014.

He is further charged with fraud by abuse of position – by causing payment of £13,970 to a customer who was not entitled to it.