London arrests over £30,000 telephone frauds in Warwickshire
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Officers investigating telephone fraud in Warwickshire have arrested a man and a woman in London.
A 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of fraud and money laundering in connection with a an incident in Southam in September 2020 where a woman in her 70s was conned out of £10,500 by a fraudster claiming to be from the police.
A 19-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of fraud and money laundering in connection with an incident in Rugby in February 2021 where a woman in her 50s was conned out of £20,000 by fraudsters claiming to be from the victim’s bank.
Both suspects were arrested on Thursday (1 April) and later released under investigation while enquiries continue.
Detective Constable Stuart Clasper from Warwickshire Police’s Economic Crime unit said: “We continue to investigate these despicable crimes where criminals often prey on the elderly and vulnerable.
“I would like to take the opportunity to remind people they will never, under any circumstances, be contacted by the police or their bank asking them to transfer or withdraw money. If you receive such a call it is a fraud and you should report it to Action Fraud or if a crime is in progress call 999.”
Anyone with information that could help detectives with their investigations into telephone fraud should call 101. Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.