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Bride ‘pretends to book fiance’s stag do but takes money’

A stag party were conned out of £13,000 when the groom-to-be’s fiancee allegedly pretended to book their holiday to Ibiza before running off with the cash.

Chris Mahone, 27, and his 29 friends made it all the way to Leeds-Bradford airport before they realised they had been conned by 29-year-old Rachel Doran, sources claim.

It is alleged she had persuaded Mr Mahone to let her organise the four-day trip and charged each member of the party £440. 

The group claim she even gave the fake boarding passes.

Chris Mahone, right, was left stranded at Leeds-Bradford airport after his fiancee Rachel Doran allegedly pretended to book his stag holiday before running off with the money

Sources claim Ms Doran was motivated by revenge as she wrongly believed her partner had cheated on her

Sources claim Ms Doran was motivated by revenge as she wrongly believed her partner had cheated on her

After being told that their tickets were not valid the group then phoned the hotel where they supposed to be staying only to be told no booking had been made.

By the time the group realised what had happened Ms Doran had fled the home she shared with her fiance near Whitehaven, Cumbria.

Sources told The Sun that the bride-to-be was motivated by revenge as she falsely believed her partner had cheated on her.

One of them said: ‘She’s taken £13,000 from us for a stag do that didn’t even exist.

‘Some of us only earn £200 a week and have been saving since March. It’s scandalous.’

Distraught Mr Mahone, who works at the Sellafield nuclear plant, posted an emotional message on Facebook in which he apologised to his friends.

Mr Mahone apologised to his friends in an emotional Facebook post

Mr Mahone apologised to his friends in an emotional Facebook post

A picture posted by one of Mr Mahone's friends shows Ms Doran's face superimposed on a Runaway Bride film poster

A picture posted by one of Mr Mahone’s friends shows Ms Doran’s face superimposed on a Runaway Bride film poster

Another photo shows the bride holding an $11,000 cheque marked for the 'stag do fund'

Another photo shows the bride holding an $11,000 cheque marked for the ‘stag do fund’

He wrote: ‘Words cannot describe the pain and feelings that are playing with my head today.

‘I totally want to apologise to all my fantastic mates that were gonna celebrate what was supposed to be my stag do.

‘I can’t apologise enough. I’m sorry boys I really am.’

The groom-to-be’s pals responded with messages of support.

One wrote: ‘You have nothing to apologise for bro.’

Some of his friends even posted a series of altered photographsin which they mocked Ms Doran.

One showed her face superimposed on to a film poster for the 1999 film Runaway Bride, starring Julia Roberts while another showed her holding a $11,000 cheque emblazoned with the words ‘Stag do fund’.

 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk