Dunwich man charged after allegedly using stolen credit card to buy drinks at Stradbroke Island Beach Hotel

AN 18-year-old Dunwich man has been charged after allegedly using another person's credit card to buy drinks at the Stradbroke Island Beach Hotel.

CAUGHT OUT: An 18-year-old has been charged with fraud and stealing after using another person's credit card to buy drinks at a Straddie pub.

CAUGHT OUT: An 18-year-old has been charged with fraud and stealing after using another person's credit card to buy drinks at a Straddie pub.

The man was caught in the act on pub CCTV cameras and will appear in Cleveland Magistrates Court charged with stealing and fraud offences.

Police allege a wallet was taken from the hotel's pokies room where it had been left behind by another patron at 10.30pm on Saturday, October 24.

The 18-year-old is alleged to have bought drinks with the victim's credit card on several occasions throughout the night.

Police were alerted after the victim discovered unathorised transactions on his banking app.

The wallet was found in the hotel the next day.

Sergeant Darren Scanlan said it was yet another case of a young person risking their future for the sake of a few dollars.

"These are serious criminal offences and I hope they learn from their mistake," he said.

Straddie drink drivers busted

A 28-year-old Cleveland man is due in court after blowing almost double the legal limit on a North Stradbroke Island beach.

The man returned a blood alcohol reading of 0.095 after being pulled over on Flinders Beach about 4pm on Friday, October 8.

Police allege the man was travelling at 70km/h in a 40km/h zone.

He has been charged with drink driving and will appear in Cleveland Magistrates Court next month.

A 52-year-old Aspley man also faces drink driving charges after blowing over the limit on Main Beach the following day.

Police were on patrol near Track 10 when they caught the man travelling at 81km/h in a 60km/h zone.

He returned a blood alcohol reading of 0.083.

Sergeant Scanlan said police would be conducting regular breath tests.

"The two were both caught on the beach speeding and driving impaired due to alcohol consumption, a recipe for disaster," he said.

Police also handed out 11 fines in the past week for traffic offences, including a 35-year-old Heritage Park man who was slapped with a $551 ticket for driving without due care and attention.

It came after police caught the man driving erratically on Flinders Beach at 12.05pm on Tuesday, October 5.

Earlier the same day a 32-year-old Cleveland man was pulled over for speeding in a school zone at Dunwich.

He was not wearing his seatbelt and issued fines.

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