A holidaymaker who launched a bogus £2,500 claim for food poisoning has been referred to police by the judge who threw out his spurious case.
In what’s believed to be a first, deputy district judge John Josephs asked officers to investigate whether Tom Oakey’s dishonest allegations about a five-star Bulgarian hotel constitutes a crime.And just how did he determine they were dishonest?
...his claim collapsed when investigators found Facebook pictures of the 30-year-old and his girlfriend Claire Fursey, 31, sipping cocktails and dining at restaurants when he claimed he had been unwell.
Oakey, who engaged a ‘no win, no fee’ firm to bring his case, also claimed that he had to postpone a boat trip, but snaps on Fursey’s Facebook page showed the pair enjoying a ‘sunset cruise’ the day after he said he had become ill at Hotel Helena Park in Sunny Beach.LOL! These people are as thick as they are crooked!
As well as being referred to police, Oakey was ordered by Northampton County Court to pay holiday operator Tui almost £9,000 in costs.I hope they have good jobs...