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Nine people charged with fraud offences involving £1.3million

Nine People Charged With Fraud Offences Involving £1.3million
Nine People Charged With Fraud Offences Involving £1.3million

A man has been charged with being involved in two sales scams involving £1.3million.

Almost 200 victims reported paying cash to online traders between August 2013 and August 2017, with no vehicles being provided in return.

Blake Patterson, 33, of no fixed address, was charged with conspiracy to commit fraud and money laundering following an investigation by the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate.

Four other people appeared alongside him at Medway Magistrates Court on Wednesday 29 August –

• Antony Coles, 32, of Station Road in Bagshot, Surrey, was charged with conspiracy to commit fraud and money laundering.
• Carl Corolan, 28, of Queenborough Road, Sheppey, was charged with fraud and money laundering.
• Aaron Irwin, 29, of Brookside, Sheppey, was charged with fraud and money laundering.
• Reece McCoy, 26, of Railway Road, Sheerness, was charged with conspiracy to commit fraud and money laundering.

Mr Paterson was also charged with a further count of conspiracy to commit fraud after allegedly defrauding a London joinery firm with a loss of approximately £279,000.

The following suspects also appeared before Medway Magistrates Court on Wednesday 29 August in relation to the defrauding of the joinery company.

• Daniel London, 35, of Queensbridge Drive, Herne Bay, was charged with fraud.
• Graham Nichols, 49, of Curchin Close, Westerham, was charged with conspiracy to commit fraud.
• Danielle Nye, 23, of Queensbridge Drive, Herne Bay, was charged with conspiracy to commit fraud.
• Toni Stylianou, 33, of Bexley Road, Erith, was charged with conspiracy to commit fraud.

They have all been bailed to appear at Maidstone Crown Court on 26 September.