A FRAUDSTER who squandered more than £1,600 on the internet using someone else’s bank card has been ordered to pay it back.

Cassandra McDonald splurged on Amazon and Just Eat and even paid her rent to East Ayrshire Council fraudulently using a bank card she knew to belong to someone else.

McDonald committed three counts of fraud from an address in High Street in Stewarton, between May 2016 and July 2017.

The 27-year-old bought goods to the value of £418.60 from Amazon using the bank card, between May 15, 2016 and July 20, 2017.

She also pretended to be the woman so she could use the bank card to pay her rent and insurance to East Ayrshire Council to the value of £905, between September 21, 2016 and June 5, 2017.

McDonald, of Walker Court, Cumnock, is also charged with spending £276.40 on the food delivery website Just Eat, between October 4, 2016 and July 1, 2017, again using the same bank card.

McDonald pled guilty to all three charges when she appeared at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court last month.

She returned to the court this week for sentencing.

Defending the single mum-of-two, David McPherson said McDonald accepted responsibility for the fraud and pleaded with Sheriff Michael Hanlon to avoid sending her to jail.

He said: “She accepts full responsibility for this. Her position is that any order that you impose today, short of custody is something she would comply with.

“She is aware that the money will have to be paid back.”

Sheriff Hanlon ordered that McDonald pay £1,600 in compensation and imposed a Restriction of Liberty Order on her where she has to wear an electronic tag for nine weeks and has a curfew between the hours of 7pm and 7am.