A Leeton man has had his hopes of shortening his two-year jail sentence quashed in Griffith District Court.
Appearing in person on Monday escorted by correctional officers, Brendan Barnes, 29, sought to appeal his two year prison sentence for eight charges.
He was sentenced to an overall term of 24 months in jail for two counts of destroying property - one domestic violence related, financial dishonesty, being in custody of a knife, shoplifting, assault, and two counts of driving while disqualified.
For the financial deception charges, Barnes spent several nights at a Penrith hotel in 2018, racking up a bill for $9736.
During payment procedures, he gave false account details and lied about transactions going through.
"I guess I'm checking out now," he grinned at the desk clerk when he was finally evicted.
In one instance of destroying property, he kicked in a door and denied doing it when police arrived.
Yet officers matched the thongs he was wearing to the shoe-print left on the broken door.
Represented by Piers Blomfield, he submitted that a plan had been put in place to repay a compensation order for just over $9000, however had not made any payments.
"He has organised a payment plan to pay back $6000 and he was intending to, but he has been in custody," Mr Blomfield submitted.
"He knows he has to change his ways." Mr Blomfield said Barnes needed to get out of jail to "build a life."
Yet after reading the police facts tendered to court and Barnes' sentencing report, judge Sean Grant was disinclined to grant him a reduction in sentence.
"The appellant is a serial fraudster," judge Grant stated. "He has no moral compass whatsoever," s he dismissed the appeal.