He was later charged with fraud by false representation in connection with an incident at Buckhurst Hill on February, 27 2013 when a man was tricked into handing over £5,000.
Xxxx, who was also charged with possessing heroin with intent to supply and possessing crack cocaine with intent to supply, appeared at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, July 22. He was remanded in custody to appear at Chelmsford Crown Court in August.
Elderly or vulnerable people were being targeted by thieves who posed as police officers or bank staff who told their victims that their bank accounts had been infiltrated by thieves.
More than 780 similar thefts and attempted thefts have been reported in Essex since the scam first came to light in January 2013, and similar crimes have been reported in the Met Police area and other counties.
More than 120 people in Essex have been tricked out of money and the total stolen is more than £400,000.
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