A man has appeared in court accused of pretending to be the brother of murdered oil executive Carole Waugh.
Nicholas Kutner is charged with four counts of conspiracy to commit fraud.
The 47-year-old appeared at Camberwell Magistrates' Court in London by video-link from Sutton police station.
Kutner, wearing a short-sleeved checked shirt, sat beside his barrister, Gerard Hillman, and spoke only to confirm his name and date of birth.
He is accused of pretending to be Chris Waugh, her brother who lives in Penrith, in a bid to sell her London home.
Kutner, of no fixed address, also faces two charges relating to renting her property at Tressard Court and a fourth of unlawfully withdrawing funds from the 50-year-old's bank account.
He was remanded in custody to appear at Southwark Crown Court on August 13.
Kutner was arrested at Luton Airport as he flew back from a holiday in Majorca with his family.
Ms Waugh, originally from Durham but living in London, had not been seen by her family since mid-April.
Her body was found with a single stab wound inside a car in a lock-up garage in Lime Court, New Malden, south west London, on August 2nd.
A man arrested in connection with the murder of Carole Waugh from Durham is charged with fraud.
A body has been found in a lock-up garage in New Malden. Police believe it to be the remains of Carole Waugh