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Lidl worker earning less than £10k caught out as gangster's moll after posting Instagram pictures of luxury lifestyle

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A LIDL worker and her cocaine dealing boyfriend were snared by cops after they boasted of their “Kim Kardashian” luxury life on Instagram.

Gangster’s moll Emily Lock “liked the high life” and gave the game away by posting pictures of extravagant holidays and expensive designer items online.

 Emily Lock was caught by cops after posting dozens of pictures of her lavish lifestyle online despite earning less than £10k

Gwent Police

Emily Lock was caught by cops after posting dozens of pictures of her lavish lifestyle online despite earning less than £10k

Her partner, Mark Price – who claimed to be a struggling builder – funded their high-end lifestyle as he raked in £1,600 a week selling drugs in South Wales, a court heard.

Lock showed off their holidays and her designer clothing on social media – despite the budget supermarket worker earning less than £10,000 a year.

Suspicions were raised after they shared snaps sunning themselves in Paris and Dubai, wearing Gucci sunglasses and driving an Audi RS4.

Defending Lock, Andrew Taylor told the court she became obsessed with living like a celebrity, adding: “Many young people today are fixated by a Kim Kardashian type of lifestyle.”

 She uploaded pictures of sunny holidays the pair took despite working at Lidl - this is a snap of her in a Ferrari in Dubai

Crown Prosecution Service

She uploaded pictures of sunny holidays the pair took despite working at Lidl – this is a snap of her in a Ferrari in Dubai
 Lock took snaps of herself on the luxury holidays abroad as she became obsessed with living like a celebrity

Wales News Service

Lock took snaps of herself on the luxury holidays abroad as she became obsessed with living like a celebrity
 The pair were snared after boasting about their extravagant life together

Wales News Service

The pair were snared after boasting about their extravagant life together
 Lock's defence told the court she became obsessed with living a Kim Kardashian life

Wales News Service

Lock’s defence told the court she became obsessed with living a Kim Kardashian life
 She showed off while wearing a pair of Versace slippers

Crown Prosecution Service

She showed off while wearing a pair of Versace slippers
 Another picture of a trip abroad with designer luggage

Crown Prosecution Service

Another picture of a trip abroad with designer luggage

Wales Online reports it is thought they spent more than £100,000 on their high-end life during Price’s drug dealing.

Cops eventually raided the 27-year-old’s home in September 2017 and found a 110g bag of cocaine.

Price admitted possessing cocaine with intent to supply, being concerned in the supply of cocaine and fraud.

A message on his phone to co-defendant Kyle Crowley was also found boasting of earning £1,600 a week dealing the drug.

Lock’s home was searched while the couple were on another luxury holiday to Thailand and dozens of luxury items were found including jewellery, watches and bags worth around £50,000.

 A snap from a Dubai break helped to give the game away that her boyfriend was drug dealing

Crown Prosecution Service

A snap from a Dubai break helped to give the game away that her boyfriend was drug dealing
 Prosecutors said Lock liked the 'high life' after posting pictures of luxury holidays

Crown Prosecution Service

Prosecutors said Lock liked the ‘high life’ after posting pictures of luxury holidays
 She regularly showed off her new purchases and designer wardrobe

Crown Prosecution Service

She regularly showed off her new purchases and designer wardrobe

When she was quizzed by cops she claimed she had no idea her boyfriend was a dealer and thought he was a builder.

The 22-year-old admitted acquiring criminal property and was sent to prison for 15 months.

The court heard Lock, in her second year of a criminology degree, was 19 at the time of the offending and Price – who is five years older – was her first boyfriend.

Price was jailed for seven years after the court hear he had no previous criminal record.

 The pair were often snapped in luxury destinations such as Paris or Dubai

Crown Prosecution Service

The pair were often snapped in luxury destinations such as Paris or Dubai
 She posted pictures of expensive perfume and products

Crown Prosecution Service

She posted pictures of expensive perfume and products
 An online post boasted of a new pair of Chanel shoes

Crown Prosecution Service

An online post boasted of a new pair of Chanel shoes

He had bought himself an Audi RS4, while Lock bought herself Vivienne Westwood handbags, Gucci sunglasses, Christian Louboutin shoes and Christian Dior perfume.

The CPS estimate the pair blew £100,000 while Price was dealing drugs.

During the police raid, officers seized Price’s phone and found a message to co-defendant Kyle Crowley where he boasted of making up to £1,600 a week through dealing cocaine.

Cops also found a receipt for his Audi.

Police raided Crowley and his partner Dionne Thomas’ home, also in Caerphilly, and found 12 cannabis plants with a potential street value of up to nearly £8,000.

Edward Mitchard, defending Crowley, said he had been forced to stop working as a nurse following mental health problems and set up a cannabis factory to make money.

 The pair loved high-end goods and when their homes were raided dozens of luxury items were found

Crown Prosecution Service

The pair loved high-end goods and when their homes were raided dozens of luxury items were found
 Mark Price claimed to be a builder but was raking in thousands of pounds drug dealing

Gwent Police

Mark Price claimed to be a builder but was raking in thousands of pounds drug dealing
 Christopher Morgan was jailed for 20 months

Gwent Police

Christopher Morgan was jailed for 20 months
 Kyle Crowley, a co defendant, was sent to prison for five years

Gwent Police

Kyle Crowley, a co defendant, was sent to prison for five years

The court also heard Price had taken out a £33,000 loan by fraudulently stating he was employed by a construction company that had actually gone bust.

Crowley was jailed for five years, while Thomas was given a community order requiring her to complete 120 hours of unpaid work.

Price’s phone led officers to Christopher Morgan and they found 30 cannabis plants in his attic on January 5.

He claimed the plants were for personal use but the 30-year-old later admitted producing and supplying cannabis and was given 20 months in jail.

PC Michael Coles, for Gwent Police, said: “I hope the sentences issued to these individuals highlight that the supply of controlled drugs will not be tolerated in Caerphilly.

“These people endanger our community and this lengthy investigation shows we are committed to using all powers and resources available to bring them before the courts.

“I hope this sends a message to those who continue to be involved in the supply of controlled drugs, that you will not just be prosecuted, we will also use our powers to seize any financial assets you have acquired though criminality.”


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