Accused of swindling £50 – cleared in 31 minutes

A West End cinema worker who went on trial for fraud after £50 was paid into his account from a customer refund scheme has been cleared by a jury in 31 minutes. Andre Thompson, 21 was accused of taking part in the scam while working at Picturehouse Central on Shaftesbury Avenue. His supervisor Isaac Khan was entrusted with refunding customers via a bespoke ‘process data quickly’ machine. Khan sent cash meant for customers to his co-workers James Castro, Bala Jolly and…

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