9 arrested in multimillion mortgage fraud

9 arrested in multimillion mortgage fraud


Nine people have been arrested and released on police bail following allegations of fraud, money laundering and insolvency offences

worth millions of pounds, the Daily Echo reported.

According to Detective Inspector Craig Travers, the offences “…relate to mortgage frauds regarding property deals between 2004 and 2008, concealment of assets from the trustee in bankruptcy during bankruptcy proceedings in 2008 and the subsequent laundering of those assets.”


Police raids at properties located in three counties have led to three men, aged 50, 53 and 55, and two women, aged 34 and 50, being detained at an address in Poole. 


Two further men from Bournemouth, aged 35 and 37, were subsequently arrested, the title further reported.


During the joint Dorset Police and Department for Business, Innovation and Skills raid, a man, aged 36, from Ringwood and a woman from Essex were also detained. 


The report suggested that those arrested include prominent local businessmen. 


All nine suspects have been released on bail. 


Detective Inspector Craig Travers added: “A further person in London is assisting the police with their enquiry.”


According to the reports, files relating to one of the suspects have been seized from a Bournemouth solicitors’ office, while residential property and business premises in the area have been searched as part of an on-going investigation.


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