Five to appear in court after 'more than £1m' stolen from elderly woman

The victim from South Lanarkshire had a seven-figure sum stolen between May and August of this year.

Five to appear in court after ‘more than £1m’ stolen from elderly woman in South Lanarkshire Pixabay

Four men and one woman will appear in court after more than £1m was stolen from an elderly woman in Scotland.

The five were arrested, along with two other men, as part of an ongoing probe into significant fraud in which the victim from South Lanarkshire had a seven-figure sum stolen between May and August of this year.

The 34-year-old woman and four men, aged 39, 39, 41 and 50, are due to appear at Airdrie Sheriff Court on Monday.

It follows a cross-border investigation involving Police Scotland and policing partners in Essex, London and Eastbourne.

Police Scotland officers were assisted by partners from the National Crime Agency’s National Economic Crime Centre and colleagues from other police forces.

The arrests took place in Eastbourne, Stansted, Dagenham and East Ham in London.

Two men, aged 23 and 28, have been released to appear at court at a later date.

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