Man charged after vulnerable woman 'defrauded out of over £200,000'

Enforcement activity was carried out in Kent on Wednesday after a Police Scotland investigation.

Kent man charged after vulnerable Aberdeen woman ‘defrauded out of over £200,000’ iStock

A man who allegedly defrauded a vulnerable woman from Aberdeen out of more than £200,000 has been charged.

Police Scotland confirmed that on Wednesday, May 3, a 26-year-old man was arrested at a property in Kent and charged in connection with a high-value cyber-enabled offence.

The fraud targeted the victim’s online finances, resulting in a sum in excess of £200,000 being stolen.

An investigation was carried out by officers from Police Scotland’s north east division’s cyber-enabled crime team, resulting in enforcement activity at a property in Kent on Wednesday, 3 May.

He is expected to appear at Aberdeen Sheriff Court at a later date.

Detective sergeant David Williamson said: “Police Scotland is committed to tackling cyber-enabled organised criminality.

“If you, or anyone you know, has been the victim of cyber-enabled crime the circumstances can be reported to Police Scotland on 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal and the 26-year-old is expected to appear at Aberdeen Sheriff Court at a later date.

Kent Police has been contacted for comment.