A former local hotel worker has admitted forging a cheque for approximately £22,000.

Rhys Blow, of Barry, appeared before Haverfordwest magistrates on Tuesday, April 10, via video link from Swansea prison, where he is currently serving a term of imprisonment.

He pleaded guilty to making a forged cheque in Pembroke Dock, intending for it to be accepted as genuine by Lloyds Bank on June 5.

The court heard that a local hotel’s proprietor was contacted by his bank while on his way to the airport on June 7, and they enquired if he had written a cheque for a sum of around £22,000.

Blow was subsequently identified as the payee of the cheque.

Sian Vaughan, prosecuting, said that the offence involved a breach of trust as Blow, 28, was an employee of the hotel at the time.

“He was ultimately sacked for not turning up on time, or being drunk when employed.”

Magistrates declined jurisdiction and sent the case to Swansea crown court for sentencing, where Blow will appear on May 11.

He was formally remanded in custody until his next hearing.