Sunday 21 January 2018

Ex-Apprentice hopeful admits he's a fraudster

Rod Minchin in Plymouth

A former contestant in BBC hit 'The Apprentice' has admitted four counts of fraud.

Mortgage broker Christopher Farrell faced magistrates in Plymouth, Devon, yesterday, charged with four counts of fraud by false representation.

Farrell (29), from , Merseyside, north-west England, spoke only to confirm his name, age and address and enter the guilty pleas. He was originally arrested in August, shortly before the current series of the BBC1 show -- which finished on Sunday -- was broadcast. He will be sentenced at a later date.

The former Royal Marine, who heard "You're fired" from Alan Sugar in week eight of the show, made a guest appearance on Sunday night's final when he was part of winner Stella English's team creating, marketing and selling an alcoholic drink.

His 'Apprentice' profile said he claims to show no emotion, likes to be pushed and, as a former Royal Marine, is not afraid to give people a "kick up the backside".

Irish Independent

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