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Female pensioner arrested after 74-year-old man scammed out of thousands of pounds

The man had been the victim of a scam involving alleged Ministry of Justice bank charges.

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A 70-year-old woman has been arrested by the PSNI in the North on suspicion of fraud and money offences against a 74-year-old man.

The arrest follows an incident when a bank in Coleraine alerted police of a suspicious withdrawal from the man’s account. He had been the victim of a scam involving alleged Ministry of Justice bank charges and had posted thousands of pounds in cash to addresses in London and Belfast.

Detective Sergeant Sean McColgan said: “On Monday, 17 July, he posted cash to an address in Belfast. Following police enquiries a successful search and arrest operation was conducted yesterday.

“Tackling fraudulent behaviour is a priority for police and this is an excellent example of officers providing the personal service the community desires. Guarding your personal and banking details is essential. Never disclose them to any unauthorised person. If you have received a call of this kind or are concerned by the intent of unsolicited calls, emails or letters then please report it.”

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