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Swanley men among six charged with fraud and money laundering

PUBLISHED: 13:24 17 September 2013 | UPDATED: 13:24 17 September 2013

Three Swanley men have been charged with fraud following a police investigation into substandard, unneccesary and overpriced building work across the South East of England.

Officers from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate have charged five men and a woman in total.

Emmanuel Arnold, 40, of Lower Road, Swanley, Thomas Arnold, 18, of Lower Road, Swanley, and David James, 27, Walnut Way, Swanley have been charged with conspiracy to commit fraud between October 1, 2012 and August 1 of this year, as has Emmanuel Arnold, 20, of South Ash Road in Sevenoaks, who shares the same name as one of his co-accused.

James has also been charged with money laundering along with Kristofer Batchelor, 20, of Grange House, Erith and Patience Mobey, 21, of Cockering Road, Canterbury.

The charges follow investigations into building work at locations in Kent, Essex and Surrey.

They are due to appear at Margate Magistrates’ Court on October 24 for a preliminary hearing.

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