Police swoop after alleged scam on elderly

16 arrests are made by Essex Police as part of a major investigation into defrauding of old folk in the Clacton area

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Arrests over alleged £1m scam on elderly in Clacton area

Police make arrests over alleged scam Credit: Essex Police

The investigation, led by the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate has been running since early December 2012 and is looking at fraudulent activity in excess of £1m.Police have been working with Essex County Council Trading Standards and Adult Social Care.

The warrants were executed earlier this morning, at addresses in the Colchester and Clacton areas. A team of 65 officers is involved. Police say they are building a case around 39 victims whose ages range from 65 and 99-years-old.

Police make arrests in alleged elderly scam Credit: ITV Anglia

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