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Cheshire Police warning over courier scams in Nantwich and Crewe

Cheshire Police warning over courier scams in Nantwich and Crewe

Cheshire Police is warning residents not to fall foul of courier fraud following reports in Nantwich, Crewe and Chester.

Courier fraud is when an offender cold calls the victim posing as an official such as a police officer or a member of a banks fraud team.

January 10, 2018 0 comments Crime, Human Interest, News
Nantwich Police phone fraud warning as town’s elderly targeted

Nantwich Police phone fraud warning as town’s elderly targeted

Elderly residents in Nantwich are being targeted by phone scammers pretending to be a police officer, Nantwich police has warned today.

There have been a number of incidents of elderly and vulnerable householders receiving phone calls from a man pretending to be a DC Smith from Hammersmith Police Fraud Squad.

January 2, 2018 0 comments Crime, Incident, News
£33,000 of fraud in Cheshire stopped by police scheme

£33,000 of fraud in Cheshire stopped by police scheme

A new rapid response scheme which alerts police to suspected fraud, has stopped seven potential victims aged over 70 being scammed.

The Banking Protocol, rolled out in Cheshire September, has prevented £33,000 of fraud in the county.

December 26, 2017 0 comments Crime, Human Interest, News
Richard Moxon (right) and Peter Lewis

Wybunbury IT worker jailed over corrupt NHS payments

A Wybunbury IT specialist has been jailed for 14 months for his part in a scandal over corrupt NHS contract payments.

Richard Moxon, 41, admitted one count of making corrupt payments worth £80,000 to Peter Lewis in exchange for a lucrative £950,000 IT contract.

Nantwich woman, 32, guilty of £4,000 benefits fraud

Nantwich woman, 32, guilty of £4,000 benefits fraud

A Nantwich woman has been ordered to complete 100 hours of unpaid work after fraudulently claiming benefits.

Elaine Dawson, of Cronkinson Oak, appeared before South and East Cheshire Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to two charges.

August 25, 2015 0 comments Crime, Human Interest, News
Bickerton woman guilty of benefit fraud faces £15,000 bill

Bickerton woman guilty of benefit fraud faces £15,000 bill

A villager near Nantwich faces a £15,000 bill after she claimed benefits while keeping it secret her live-in partner was supporting the family financially.

Emma Bebbington, 39, of Gallantry Bank, Bickerton, claimed housing benefit and income support for nearly two years after failing to disclose her partner was living with her.

July 22, 2015 0 comments Crime, Human Interest, News
Nantwich benefits cheat fined after falsely claiming almost £20,000

Nantwich benefits cheat fined after falsely claiming almost £20,000

A Nantwich man fraudulently claimed almost £20,000 benefits, despite having tens of thousands of pounds stashed away in bank accounts.

But Patrick Bird was caught and prosecuted by Cheshire East Council after receiving a total of £19,885.79.

October 23, 2014 0 comments Crime, News
Man charged in connection with £9,000 Wistaston fraud case

Man charged in connection with £9,000 Wistaston fraud case

A man has been charged in connection with a fraud case in which a Wistaston woman was allegedly conned out of £9,000.

The man is charged with conspiracy to commit fraud and will appear at Chester Crown Court on September 19.

August 5, 2014 0 comments Crime, News
Audlem man found guilty of £1,200 housing benefit fraud

Audlem man found guilty of £1,200 housing benefit fraud

A South Cheshire man who fraudulently claimed more than £1,200 in benefits has been ordered by magistrates to repay the money. David Wainwright, 42, formerly of Shropshire Street, Audlem, pleaded guilty at South and East Cheshire Magistrates’ Court.

March 3, 2014 0 comments Crime, Human Interest, Latest
Nantwich woman found guilty of £6,000 benefits fraud

Nantwich woman found guilty of £6,000 benefits fraud

A Nantwich woman has been found guilty of fraudulently claiming nearly £6,000 in benefits. Hazel Tinsley, 59, was given a 12-month community order and told to do 200 hours’ of unpaid work.

February 3, 2014 1 comment Crime, Human Interest, Latest