In the Bundaberg Magistrates Court, Mayes pleaded guilty to one count of fraud.
In the Bundaberg Magistrates Court, Mayes pleaded guilty to one count of fraud.

Police sink inflatable pool refund scam

DEAN Edward Mayes, 40, landed himself a date in court after he tried to return a $129 inflatable pool, twice.

After buying the pool in December, Mayes returned to the store that afternoon.

He placed another inflatable pool in a trolley and went to the service desk with the original receipt to obtain a refund.

Three days later he brought the pool he originally paid for back to the store and tried to use the same receipt to obtain a second refund.

When staff advised him the receipt had been used he caused a scene resulting in police being called.

In the Bundaberg Magistrates Court, Mayes pleaded guilty to one count of fraud. He was fined $300 and ordered to pay $129 compensation.