Quick-thinking Jessops staff thwarted an attempted fraud by a man trying to buy £2,600 worth of camera gear using counterfeit credit cards.

Staff at Jessops in Shandwick Place, Edinburgh alerted police after they became suspicious about a 25-year-old man from London, reports The Scotsman newspaper.

The man pleaded guilty to possessing four bogus cards at the store on 17 November last year and was ordered to do 150 hours of Community Service.

Commenting on the case, which was heard at Edinburgh Sheriff Court, a Jessops spokesman told Amateur Photographer: ?Jessops takes matters such as these seriously.

?We are pleased this issue has been resolved by the courts and that our in-store team was able to deal with the situation effectively and assist the police with their enquiries.?