Boxted man charged with fraud to appear in court

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A 56-year-old man from Boxted will appear at court this afternoon charged with 42 counts of fraud.

Alan Smith was arrested in Lancashire late on Wednesday (April 29) and brought to Suffolk where he was interviewed in connection with fraud offences believed to total in excess of £600,000.

He has now been charged with 42 counts of fraud by false representation, relating to more than 20 victims, and has been detained in custody pending his appearance at Ipswich Magistrates Court this afternoon (May 1).

His arrest came after a televised appeal on BBC’s Crimewatch.