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12/02/2021 18:11 GMT | Updated 13/02/2021 08:41 GMT

Man Denies Tricking Woman, 92, Into Taking Fake Covid-19 Vaccine

David Chambers pleaded not guilty to two counts of fraud and one count of battery.

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A man has denied tricking a 92-year-old woman into paying him £160 to administer a fake Covid-19 vaccine.

David Chambers, 33, pleaded not guilty to two counts of fraud by false representation and one charge of battery during a plea and trial preparation hearing at Kingston Crown Court on Friday morning.

His alleged victim is said to have allowed him into her home in Surbiton, south west London, on the afternoon of December 30 after Chambers allegedly said he was there to administer the Covid-19 vaccine.

According to the court indictment put to the defendant, Chambers allegedly made a series of false representations to the woman, namely that he had been sent to administer a coronavirus jab, that he gave her one and that she needed to pay a fee for receiving it.

City of London Police previously said the woman was allegedly charged £160.

For the same date, Chambers faces a charge of assault by beating against his alleged elderly victim.

On January 4, he is also accused of falsely claiming the 92-year-old owed him a further £100.

Chambers, from Surbiton, south west London, spoke only to confirm his name, give his date of birth, enter his not guilty pleas and say he understood proceedings during the short hearing.

He was remanded in custody by Judge Judith Coello ahead of a trial at Kingston Crown Court to be held from August 9.