Putney Man claims stealing the Princesses cheque was a "joke"

as he denies accusation of attempted deception

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Back in May we reported on the story of a Putney man & friend arrested for trying to obtain £25,000 with a cheque stolen from Princess Michael of Kent.

40-year-old Kamel Haddouche from Putney admits stealing three blank cheque signed by Princess Michael when he was delivering drink to her home in Kensington Palace

He claims that it was a joke and then he sent a cheque to a "gullible friend" Mustapha Boukhalfa, 38, from Fulham,

He denies the crime of attempted deception, and Boukhalfa denies handling stolen goods and deception - the case continues.

August 5, 2004