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Trio charged in alleged £1m antiques fraud plot

PUBLISHED: 18:34 01 October 2008 | UPDATED: 11:37 12 August 2010

TWO men and a women appeared in court last Thursday accused of a £1 million antiques fraud.  Suzanne Parker, 46, of Lawrence Road, West Wickham, James Denny, 52, of Gorselands Close, west Byfleet, Surrey, and Carl Slack, 63, of Kenwoods Farm, Crawley Down

TWO men and a women appeared in court last Thursday accused of a £1 million antiques fraud.

Suzanne Parker, 46, of Lawrence Road, West Wickham, James Denny, 52, of Gorselands Close, west Byfleet, Surrey, and Carl Slack, 63, of Kenwoods Farm, Crawley Down, West Sussex, are said to have used bogus certificates as part of the plot.

They are all charged with conspiring to acquire criminal property between April 1, 2003 and June 8, 2006.

Denny is additionally charged with two counts of making sworn affidavits relating to the provenance of the antiques.

Parker is also charged with two counts of entering into an arrangement to facilitate the acquisition of criminal property between October 2003 and April 2004 and in June 2006, as well as an additional charge of acquiring criminal property between January 1, 2006 and February 2006. Slack is charged with two further counts of acquiring criminal property between January and February 2006 and between October 2003 and April 2004.

All three were released on conditional bail and will reappear at Southwark Crown Court for a plea and case management hearing on November 28.

In an unrelated matter, Suzanne Parker appeared for a second time at City of Westminster Magistrates Court last Thursday charged with false accounting.

She appeared alongside co-defendants Adele Jamieson, 27, of Knockholt Road, Sevenoaks, and Aaron Parker, 53, of Lennard Avenue, West Wickham, charged with a total of nine counts of false accounting.

The case was committed to Southwark Crown Court for trial by Chief Magistrate Tim Workman and a plea and case management hearing was fixed for October 31.


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