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Picture of woman released in connection with Preston fraud investigation

Posted on - 26th April, 2018 - 8:50pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Preston City Centre, Preston News
Police have released the picture of a woman they wish to speak to
Police have released the picture of a woman they wish to speak to

Police have released the picture of a woman they want to speak to in connection with a fraud investigation.

It follows an incident in December last year when an elderly couple in Preston were defrauded out of their home and life savings.

Lancashire Police said a Manchester man, Syed Bukhari, 37, of Deepdale Avenue, was charged with fraud in relation to the pair who are in their 80s.

Around £300,000 was taken from the couple in the incident.

The incident in 2017 has a similarity to the attempted sale of an elderly woman’s house in January this year.

DS Janette Bashall from Lancashire’s Economic Crime Unit said: “We need to find this woman and speak to her as part of our investigation.

“If you recognise her I would urge you to contact us at your earliest opportunity.”

Read more: Robbery suspect thought to be in Preston

If you have any information that could help police with their investigation or search, please call 01772 413836 or if you fail to get an answer, 101, quoting incident reference LC-20180308-0315.

Alternatively information can be provided to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

If you think you or someone you know has been the victim of this kind of crime, please contact police on 101 or report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.

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