Erith man charged with money laundering

PUBLISHED: 06:00 18 September 2013

An Erith man is one of six people who has been charged with fraud or money laundering following a police probe into alleged substandard, unnecessary and overpriced building work in the south east.

Kristofer Batchelor, 20, of Grange House, has been charged with money laundering along with David James, 27, Walnut Way, Swanley and Patience Mobey, 21, of Cockering Road, Canterbury.

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

The charges follow investigations into building work 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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