Charity fraud charge

0
652

An Icklesham woman has been charged with fraud and money laundering in relation to the will of a woman for which she was sole executor.
 
Sussex Police says Andrea Garrick, 54, of Main Road, Icklesham, is due to appear at Hastings Magistrates Court on August 6. She is charged with obtaining £115,000 by virtue of her position and of money laundering the same amount.
 
It is alleged that Garrick diverted the money, left to a Hastings charity in the will of a 70-year old Pevensey woman, of which Garrick was sole executor, to her own benefit.  
The charges, authorised by the Crown Prosecution Service, follow an investigation by detectives from Hastings CID.