Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Motel Bills Dodged; Man Fined for Leaving Accounts Due

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Motel Bills Dodged; Man Fined for Leaving Accounts Due

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Byline: Vanessa Marsh

A MAN who failed to pay for accommodation at two Bundaberg hotels before causing a scene in McDonald's faced court yesterday.

Paul Connelly, 30, of North Bundaberg, pleaded guilty in Bundaberg Magistrates Court to fraud and public nuisance offences.

Police Prosecutor Sergeant Robyn Shapcott told the court Connelly checked into the Kalua Motel for six nights on January 19 and only paid in full for one night and part of another.

He left the motel early on the morning of January 24 and checked into the Bourbong Street Motel a few hours later where he stayed for three nights, giving the reception his bank card and PIN.

Sergeant Shapcott said the defendant told them he was waiting for a Centrelink payment to come in and then they could take the money from the card.

He left the motel the following day and cancelled the card, meaning the bill was not paid.

Police located and arrested Connelly on March 26 and he admitted to leaving the motels without paying. …

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