Four arrested in Chatham and Rochester over tax fraud

Two men and two women have been arrested in Kent for allegedly stealing about £275,000 of public money.

The four, all Slovakian nationals, were arrested in Chatham and Rochester, where cash and documentation was also seized, HM Revenue and Customs said.

They are suspected of filling in fraudulent national insurance forms and then making bogus tax credit claims before laundering the proceeds.

The four, in their late 20s and early 30s, were freed on bail until October.

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