FOUR people will appear in court next month in connection with a series of frauds involving foreign-based credit cards used to pay for high-value jewellery at a number of auction houses.
DC Amanda Carver from the specialist crime
unit of Wiltshire Police told ATG that her investigation led to the
four being charged on November 17, 2011, with conspiracy to
ATGNo 1965 described how widespread fraud,
involving telephone bids on diamond jewellery lots and high-value
watches, was thought to have affected established regional
salerooms in Derbyshire, Wiltshire, Avon, Sussex, Berkshire,
Shropshire and London in October 2010.
Those charged are Simohamed Rahmoun, 30, of
Wellesley Road, London (two offences); Barbara Ursula Goossens, 60,
of Colney Hatch Lane, London (one offence); Farouk Dougui, 39, of
Charlton Park Road, London (two offences); and Jabey Alan Bathurst,
23, of Brook Close, Ruislip, Middlesex (two offences).
All were released on bail and are due to
appear at Swindon Crown Court on April 20 for a plea and directions
Charges relate to a series of fraudulent transactions for a
number of auction houses, and electrical goods and car parts.