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Olympic dance fraud accused Steve Moonesamy remanded

A man charged with fraud over an alleged scam that promised children a role in the Olympic closing ceremony has been remanded in custody.

Steve Moonesamy, 35, of Lowlands Close, Northampton, is accused of four counts of fraud by false representation.

The alleged offences relate to claims that a business approached dancers to perform in the ceremony and companies for sponsorship.

Mr Moonesamy was remanded by Northampton magistrates until 1 June.

A woman, 31, who was also arrested in east London in connection with the fraud, has been bailed to return on 16 May, pending further inquiries.

About 75 pupils, aged between nine and 19, are thought to have been practising for the event.

Detectives from Operation Podium investigated reports of the sponsorship offers after a referral by the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Locog).

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