LOCAL NEWS: Second Man to Appear In Court Over Scam Allegations

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A second man is due to appear in court over allegations of scamming a couple in their 70s out of a large sum of money.

The 39-year old man was arrested in the Ilford area of London on Monday 3 February 2020 after it was alleged he was involved in a scam that left a couple in their 70s significantly out of pocket. It was reported that the man  participated in a targeted attack in which they impersonated a Metropolitan Police Officer in August 2019. After allegedly informing the couple they had arrested a man in possession of their bank cards, he directed them to an account where he said their money would be safe. It was only after they moved a large amount of money into the account, using a series of transactions, that they learned the man was not a Metropolitan Police Officer. 

The man was arrested after a detailed investigation by detectives from Dorset Police’s Major Crime Investigations Team, with support from City of London Police. He will appear in Bournemouth Crown Court on Friday 3 April 2020, charged with conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation, and money laundering. 

A 50-year old man was also arrested during the investigation and is set to appear in Poole Magistrates’ Court on Monday 23 March 2020 for 12 offences of converting or transferring criminal property. 

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