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Man arrested for fraud offences against Stevenage residents

28 Jun 2020
  • Man arrested for fraud and theft offences
  • Elderly victims targeted at supermarket cashpoints
  • Bank cards stolen and cloned

A 39 year old man from London has been arrested in connection with five theft and fraud offences, that occurred in Stevenage, and one which happened in Tring. The offences took place in January and February of this year.

The man was arrested on Thursday 25 June in East London, by the officers from the Stevenage North Safer Neighbourhood and Scorpion Teams, following an extensive investigation.

All five of the victims were elderly and had bank cards stolen or cloned, after being distracted while trying to use cash machines at Tesco, Sainsburys and the Natwest Bank. The cards were subsequently used to make withdrawals at cash points across Stevenage and Tring.

The man has been released under investigation while the investigation continues.

 

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