Suspected fraudsters sent to crown court

THREE men who have been accused of multiple counts of credit card fraud have seen their case sent to York Crown Court by Scarborough magistrates.

Adrian Diaconescu, 28, and Daniel Matai, 30, both of Plumpton Terrace, Wakefield, each face 18 charges of fraud and an additional charge of possessing an article for use in fraud.

Constantin Totilka, 19, of Croydon, faces nine charges of fraud as well as possessing an article for use in fraud.

The men are said to have committed the offences using cloned credit cards in Scarborough and Bridlington on June 7.

Diaconescu and Matai are alleged to have committed further offences in the Merseyside area and Chester.

They have not yet entered their pleas.

The men will appear at York Crown Court on September 5.