A woman secretly used a friend's credit card details to order hundreds of takeaway deliveries for nearly a year and a half.
Brittany Narbett, 24, tucked into almost £6,000 worth of food from McDonald's, Costa, Subway and even a shop specialising in desserts.
Uber Eats delivery drivers turned up at her home in Dereham, Norfolk, around 12 times a month on average before a mutual friend discovered what was happening and told the victim. He then contacted police.
During a hearing at Norwich Magistrates' Court, the young mother admitted 14 counts of fraud by false representation and asked for 197 other offences to be taken into consideration.
Narbett told MailOnline today she 'regretted' what had happened but didn't want to discuss the case.
She said: 'It wasn't just me. There was more to it but I just pleaded guilty because I didn't want to put me and my children through it.
'I regret that it happened, of course I do. Nothing I can say can change anything.'
Brittany Narbett, 24, tucked into almost £6,000 worth of food from McDonald's, Costa, Subway and even a shop specialising in desserts by secretly using a friend's credit card to pay for her food (Narbett is pictured outside court)
The victim visited her home on April 30, 2021, and let Narbett use his bank card to pay for a delivery.
She saved the details and by the time she was arrested in October last year she had paid for 211 takeaways, costing £5,772.80.
A source close to the case revealed she ordered 'mostly McDonald's'. But a range of other restaurants and cafes were used, including Indian takeaways.
Purchases included £12.64 spent at McDonald's on June 11, 2021, and a £21.87 payment to Subway on October 12 the same year.
Narbett initially denied deliberately using the bank details and claimed it had been an accident.
But she admitted the offences in court last Thursday and was sentenced to 20 days of rehabilitative activity and a 12-month mental health treatment programme. She was also ordered to repay all the money to her victim.
Duncan Etchells, supervisor of Norfolk Police's Operation Converter team, a specialist unit set up to increase crime detection rates, said: 'Narbett had been using the victim's card details for over a year and cost him nearly £6,000.
'I am pleased that the victim will now receive this money back through compensation and hope that the measures put in place will prevent Narbett from reoffending and allow her to move forward.'
Uber Eats delivery drivers turned up at her home in Dereham, Norfolk, around 12 times a month on average before a mutual friend discovered what was happening and told the victim (file image)
The victim and Uber Eats were approached for a comment.
Uber Eats, which recently announced it had teamed up with Waitrose to deliver groceries to homes within 20 minutes, warns on its website that customers should not share personal information such as login details or mobile devices with other people, adding it is 'crucial to keep it secure'.
Brittany Narbett received 105 deliveries from McDonald's, 21 from Costa, 12 from Subway and four from Pizza Hut. The rest were from local independent businesses.
An Uber spokesman said: 'At Uber Eats, we have a number of processes and checks in place to prevent account fraud.
'If a customer sees any transaction on their account that they do not recognise, they should contact us immediately via the help section of the app to ensure our specialist team can take the appropriate action.'