Two men will appear for trial at Reading Crown Court on February 3 following the investigation into former Midgham-based Cameo Fine Art Auctioneers.
Glenn Norcliffe, aged 62, of Marcuse
Road, Caterham, Surrey, is charged with four counts of fraud by
abusing his position between January 2008 and May 2012. Former
Cameo boss Jon King, aged 64, of Mattock Way, Abingdon in
Oxfordshire, faces six charges: four of fraud and two of making
The pair initially appeared before
Reading magistrates in October when the case was sent to the crown
Mr King, officially declared bankrupt
due to a creditors' petition in June 2012, was arrested by Thames
Valley Police in January 2013 following an investigation with West
Berkshire Council trading standards officers that involved
contacting hundreds of former Cameo customers across Britain and
abroad. Mr Norcliffe was arrested in March.
Beset by allegations of non-payment,
missing goods and credit card irregularities, Berkshire saleroom
Cameo Fine Art Auctioneers suspended trading in April 2012. Police
launched a criminal investigation shortly afterwards.