Trans teenager pleads guilty to £2,500 Katie Price identity theft
A teenager from Lincolnshire has admitted stealing thousands of pounds from former glamour model Katie Price by pretending to be her at a local bank.
Kerry Marshall, 18, appeared before Lincoln Crown Court and pleaded guilty to five charges of fraud this autumn, the Lincolnshire Echo reports.
Ms Marshall was accused of withdrawing £2,500 from the celebrity’s bank accounts, purchasing a Mazda MX5 sports car and jewellery after convincing the branch’s staff she was Katie Price.
She was identified in CCTV footage which showed a blonde woman in sunglasses withdrawing money from Price’s account at a branch of HSBC.
The trans teenager was reportedly able to convince bank staff she was the 33-year-old media personality, who has an estimated net worth of £40 million.
Price first drew public attention as a glamour model appearing in The Sun’s regular Page Three photograph of a female model.
She has since published a series of novels and autobiographies, as well as a series of children’s books centred around horse-riding.
At Lincoln Crown Court, Judge Sean Morris told 18-year-old Marshall: “These are very serious offences. All options are open.”
She will be sentenced in the new year.