A HOMELESS man is paying a high price after going on a spending spree in Kidderminster with another person’s bank card.

Neil Jones, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to five counts of fraud by false representation when he appeared at Kidderminster Magistrates' Court on May 6.

Between February 28 and March 1, Jones used another person's bank card without authority, intending to make a gain, by obtaining goods for himself to the value of £26.25 from Sam's Stores in Kidderminster.

The 32-year-old also used another person's bank card to buy goods worth £9.40 from Wood Street Newsagent in Kidderminster and spent £17.98 at M&S supermarket.

On two other occasions, Jones spent £23.50 at Costcutter and £24 at M&S.

He also pleaded guilty to stealing a Bluetooth speaker to the value of £60 from B&M Bargains in Kidderminster on April 24, an £89 Hoover from Tesco on April 5 and a bottle of gin worth £20 from Tesco on April 20.

A community order was made, requiring Jones to undergo six months of treatment for drug dependency.

He was also ordered to pay £109 in compensation, a victim surcharge of £85 plus £180 to the Crown Prosecution Service.