Pete Doherty has been accused of talking his way out of a GBP250 ($500) cab fare - by instructing the driver to help himself to girlfriend Kate Moss' household possessions.
The Babyshambles star hailed the taxi in London last weekend (05-06May07) after arguing with Moss, and instructed driver Roland Andrews to take him to the catwalk beauty's Gloucestershire house - 100 miles away.
However, after arriving at the destination a cash-strapped Doherty was forced to offer Moss' household contents to cover some of the fare.
Andrews recalls, "He was pretty apologetic and told me I should contact his accountant for the rest as he didn't have a cashpoint card or anything.
"He asked me to help him unload his stuff into Kate's house and then he said, 'If there's anything here you want then help yourself to it. The missus won't mind.'"
Andrews, who declined the offer, subsequently discovered the rocker's accountant had no knowledge of the cab fare promise.
It's not the first time Doherty has been linked to theft - he was jailed in 2003 for burgling his former The Libertines bandmate Carl Barat's home.