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A groom was left devastated when he had to cancel a £7,500 Las Vegas stag do amid fears his best man spent the money without booking anything.
Ben Whincup, 28, said he spent a year planning the trip of a lifetime to Nevada and entrusted his and his friends' money to the best man to book it.
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But instead of jetting off to Vegas Mr Whincup spent last Thursday in a Swindon pub and will be spending the pre-wedding celebration with a night out in Newcastle, fearing the best man spent the budget without organising anything.
Police confirmed that a 27-year-old man from Swindon was arrested on suspicion of fraud by false representation and has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.
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The Mirror reported that Mr Whidcup said: 'I'd always dreamed of playing the tables in those iconic casinos and what better time than just before I get married?
'We had decided on the flights and the hotel on the strip where we would stay, and he just said he'd take care of it all.
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'We handed over more than £700 each and trusted him to deliver the dream trip. In the weeks running up to the stag, we were all getting excited and there were no signs that anything was wrong.'
MailOnline were not able to contact the best man, who has not been named, for comment.
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Mr Whidcup, a service engineer and rugby coach at Gloucester University, is due to marry his fiancee Emma at Royal Wootton Bassett in Wiltshire on April 24.
He reportedly claims he planned the stag trip with his father Craig, two brothers-in-law, three friends from Swindon St George Rugby League club and one other family...
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