Two men charged with conspiracy to defraud after attempt to con Reigate pensioner (From Redhill And Reigate Life)
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Two men charged with conspiracy to defraud after attempt to con Reigate pensioner
8:00am Friday 30th August 2013 in Local News
Two men are due to appear in court next week charged with conspiracy to defraud after an attempt to dupe a Reigate pensioner out of £1,500.
Mark Packham, 34, of Oatfield Road in Tadworth, and Charlie Eagle, 21, of Longfield Crescent in Tadworth, are due to appear at South East Surrey Magistrates Court in Redhill on Tuesday (September 3).
They were both charged with conspiracy to defraud in connection with the incident, which happened on March 15.
Packham was also charged with another fraud offence relating to another incident in which a woman aged in her 70s and from Tadworth, was conned out of £1,895.
A Surrey Police spokesman said in the incident on March 15, the victim, a woman in her late 70s and living alone, received a phone call in which the caller asked for £1,500 for a conservatory she was having built at her home. The woman became suspicious and called the police, who carried out a number of enquiries, which led to the arrest of two men.
Investigating officer PC Helen Simon from Reigate CID, said: “Crimes against elderly members of society are appalling, and Surrey Police is committed to doing everything possible to target those who prey on the vulnerable and carry out such offences.”