Carole Waugh death: Man charged with fraud

Carole Waugh
Image caption Carole Waugh was reported missing in May

A man arrested in connection with the murder of oil executive Carole Waugh has been charged with fraud.

Nicholas Kutner, 47, faces four fraud charges after he was held by police investigating the death of Miss Waugh, 50.

Her body was found in a lock-up garage in New Malden, south-west London on Thursday.

A post-mortem examination found Miss Waugh, of Marylebone, central London died from a stab wound.

Her body was discovered in a blue VW Golf at a lock-up garage at Lime Court and police said she had been dead for some time.

Mr Kutner, of no fixed abode, was arrested when he arrived at Luton Airport on Tuesday.

He is accused of pretending to be Chris Waugh, Ms Waugh's brother, in a bid to sell her London home.

He also faces two charges relating to renting her property at Tressard Court and a fourth of unlawfully withdrawing funds from Miss Waugh's bank account.

Rakesh Bhayani, 40, of Chamberlayne Avenue, Wembley, was one of four men and two women arrested by Scotland Yard officers last month in connection with the inquiry into what was then the disappearance of Ms Waugh.

He appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court on three charges of conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation relating to £280,000 of transactions associated with Ms Waugh's identity and remanded in custody to appear at Southwark Crown Court on 25 September.

Five other suspects have been bailed pending further investigations.

Miss Waugh, who was originally from Durham, was reported missing by her family on 7 May.

She had lived and worked in Libya for a number of years, but returned to London in 2008.

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