Two Brighton men face fraud charges

Posted On 06 Aug 2010 at 10:57 pm

Two Brighton men have been charged with fraud and money laundering.

David George Barclay, 41, of Sussex Square, Kemp Town, and Paul Frederick Bridger, 60, of John Street, Brighton, are both due in court in the coming fortnight.

They have been charged as part of a Surrey Police  investigation into an organised crime gang which has been using fraudulent identity documents to open bank accounts with false identities.

The gang is alleged to have netted millions of pounds through the scam.

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Barclay has been charged with conspiracy to defraud, conspiracy to launder the proceeds of crime and having identity documents with fraudulent intent.

He has been remanded to at Southwark Crown Court next Wednesday (11 August).

Six others, who were remanded in custody on Wednesday 9 June, are also due to appear at the same court next Wednesday.

Bridger has been charged with conspiracy to defraud and conspiracy to launder the proceeds of crime.

He has been bailed to appear at Woking Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 19 August.

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