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Seven charged in southern fraud investigation

A group of men have been charged with 24 offences in relation to a fraud investigation.

Seven men from London and West Sussex were charged following an investigation where more than seventy people across the south were the victims of credit card and driving licence cloning between 2017 and 2018.

It comes after the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) investigation.

The offences include fraud, conspiracy to commit fraud and money laundering.

The offenders of the investigation targeted victims across Dorset, East Sussex, Hampshire, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey and West Sussex.

The charges are listed as followed:

William Benning aged 32 from Crawley, West Sussex was charged with six counts of money laundering.

Daniel Myers aged 42 was charged with three counts of money laundering, one count of conspiracy to commit fraud, one count of fraud and one count of possession of cocaine.

Peter Heather aged 78 from Hammersmith and Fulham, London was charged with five counts of fraud.

Malcom McGregor aged 37 from Crawley, West Sussex was charged with three counts of money laundering.

Kenneth Korsah aged 42 from Hammersmith and Fulham, London was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit fraud and one count of fraud.

Zakiyyah McCurbin-Myers aged 20 from Wandsworth, London was charged with one count of fraud.

Imran Bhatti aged 32 from Horsham, West Sussex was charged with one count of money laundering.

All seven will appear at Crawley Magistrates’ Court on the 12th February.

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