Clumsy crook orders takeaway with stolen card - and gets caught!

Published Monday, Sep 15 2014, 20:00 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
A takeaway ended up costing one blundering burglar a lot more than he bargained for when he used a stolen credit card to pay for it - and the police turned up to arrest him!

Charlie Morgan, 18, had looted Caroline Baker's house, taking her purse, jewellery and mobile phone.

Crook was caught after ordering a takeaway with a stolen credit card

Crook Morgan was caught after ordering a takeaway!

But when he used her card to order a Chinese meal for £24.90, Caroline noticed the order on her bill and phoned the police.

They managed to track the dad-of-one's address through the local restaurant in Dover and arrest him.

Forced to admit his part in the burglary, Morgan was given a 12-month jail sentence, suspended for two years.

Even the judge expressed his shock at the clumsy crook's mistake, saying: "It was very stupid because you were a local customer."

By Francesca Specter