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Colne man arrested in £350k 'fraud' inquiry
AN East Lancashire man has been arrested as part of an investigation into a £350,000 fraud.
Cumbria detectives have charged three men in connection with a fraud investigation that centres on a victim from the Baycliff area of Barrow-in-Furness, who was allegedly defrauded out of the six-figure sum.
On September 4, officers a team of officers from CID and the Financial Investigation Department in Barrow arrested a man at an address in Accrington. Subsequently, Liam Dinsdale, 27, of Alkincoats Road, Colne, was charged with conspiracy to de-fraud, and money laundering.
He appeared before Furness and District Magistrates Court on Thurs- day where he was rem- anded in custody.
Two other men, John Rixon, 33, from Stewart Street, Clayton, Manchester, and Simon Rixon, 30, from Industrial Street, Liversedge, West Yorkshire, were arrested in the Furness area on August 29, and have also been charged with conspiracy to defraud and remanded in custody.
They are all due to appear on September 28 at Preston Crown Court.