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Chloe Phelan, 18, from London, flew into the Italian capital from the UK for a one-day, lightning shopping splurge. The Italian police said she had planned to use up to a dozen cloned credit cards to buy iP and other expensive items before flying home the same evening.

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It comes as the Rupert Murdoch newspaper appears to have dropped its long-running series of topless model photos on Three. Chloe Phelan, 18, from London, flew into the Italian capital from the UK for a one-day, lightning shopping splurge.

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But suspicions were aroused when the next payment she tried to make, at a second electronics store, was declined. A salesperson called the police and Phelan was arrested along with a male companion, named as Yusuf Faisal Issah, 21, who is of Ghanaian background. Lacole said she wanted to be free to "openly express that part of myself", adding that people "are willing to appreciate that".

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Glamour model opposes topless picture demise in The Sun Glamour model opposes topless picture demise in The Sun no Close Glamour model Laura Lacole has defended the right of women to appear topless in The Sun. The Italian police said she had planned to use up to a dozen cloned credit cards to buy iP and other expensive items before flying home the same evening.

The model, who in an online profile professes her love of shopping, claimed to have been given the credit cards by a friend from a modelling agency. But the magistrate in the case ruled that the couple knew the cards were fake and found them both guilty of theft and cloning credit cards. They spent the rest of the weekend in a prison cell before appearing in front of a magistrate on Monday, with Ms Phelan reportedly in tears.

She managed to buy a pair of iP for euros at an Apple store and then went shopping for clothes. The sentence was suspended - first time offenders who receive sentences of less than three years rarely glamouf to prison in Italy. Under a plea bargain, they were sentenced to a year and four months in prison.