Online estate agent convicted of £5,000 fraud

first_imgOnline estate agent Claire Louise Ainsworth has been convicted of fraud totalling £5,000 in her absence after failing to turn up to court.The online agency she runs is based in the Lancashire town of Oswaldtwistle and redirects its website to Rightmove microsite where it lists nearly 60 properties, and has sponsored several local events in the past.The 35-year-old was accused of fraud by false representation after pocketing £5,000 while brokering a house sale, a charge her legal representative says she denies.The hearing at Blackburn Magistrates Court  (pictured, above) heard that Ainsworth told the vendor of a property that an offer of £80,000 had been received, but told the prospective purchaser the asking price was £85,000 and, when the sale went through, she took the £5,000 difference for herself.The court heard also heard that she told the buyer to pay £80,000 online to the vendor’s solicitor and £5,000 in cash to herself.After hearing evidence and representations from her defence and the prosecution, magistrates have now convicted of the fraud and she will be sentenced at a later date.Ainsworth did not turn up to the hearing. Paolo Passerini, defending, said on the day of the trial his client had been in hospital with her child who had suddenly been taken ill.He said she had contacted the court and had been waiting for a new trial date. January 10, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Online estate agent convicted of £5,000 fraud previous nextAgencies & PeopleOnline estate agent convicted of £5,000 fraudLancashire agent Claire Louise Ainsworth stole the money by telling the vendor and buyer different agreed selling prices.Nigel Lewis10th January 202003,454 Viewslast_img read more

The Flaming Lips Want To Press Vinyl Albums With Miley Cyrus’ Pee

first_imgOver the past few years, The Flaming Lips have made some interesting choices in how they create their vinyl albums. In 2012, for Record Store Day, the packaging for their album included the actual blood of contributors to the project, including Kesha and Erykah Badu. While that’s pretty hard to top, in 2018, the band continued their trend of weird vinyls, with the band pressing their album using a custom Dogfish Head beer. However, in an interview with NME, the Flaming Lips frontman, Wayne Coyne, has another absurd idea up his sleeve, and it involves Miley Cyrus’ pee.Coyne told NME that he hoped to have a record pressed with Miley Cyrus’ urine, adding,You can’t really up the ante too much from human blood. … The beer was made especially for the Flaming Lips and has our influence in its taste and color. That’s not as insane as having a little bit of Erykah Badu, and Chris Martin’s blood in your records. Probably not as insane as that, but still pretty great. The next record we were talking about releasing was the Miley Cyrus and the Dead Petz record. We’d get a good amount of Miley’s pee and mix it with some glitter and put that in. I think that would up the ante. Don’t you?However, this collaboration, while certainly fucking insane, are not as unobtainable as you might imagine. In the past, Coyne has spoken highly of the pop princess gone rogue, telling Billboard in 2017 that he spoke to Cyrus “all the time.” Cyrus also was featured on the Flaming Lips’ Oczy Mlody track “We a Famly“, which was released in 2017,  and she contributed to With A Little Help From My Fwends, the Flaming Lips’ tribute to The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band that was released in 2014.[H/T Billboard]last_img read more