Oil exec 'murdered for assets'

A wealthy woman was murdered in central London by two professional conmen with gambling habits, who then recruited women to impersonate her so they could take her goods as well as her life, a court has heard.

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Two charged in connection with oil executive death

Carole Waugh's body was found with a single stab wound inside a car in a lock-up garage in South West London in August. Credit: Met Police

Two men have been charged with conspiracy to defraud in connection with the investigation into the murder of wealthy former oil executive Carole Waugh.

Miss Waugh's 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 2.

Derek Eastham, 55, of Great Peter Street, Westminster, central London, was charged yesterday while Elie Khoury, 39, of Spring Street, Paddington, central London, was charged today.

The outline of the alleged offence is that, between April 15 and August 1, Eastham conspired with others to defraud banks and other financial institutions and was in possession of criminal property, namely a quantity of counterfeit currency.

Another arrest in Waugh fraud probe

Detectives investigating the death of oil executive Carole Waugh and alleged fraud committed using her identity after she died have made another arrest.

A 63-year-old woman from Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, was detained this morning on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud and is currently being questioned at a police station in south London.

Miss Waugh, 50, vanished after a family party in April this year and her body was eventually found in a lock-up garage in New Malden, south-west London, on August 2.

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Two remanded on Waugh murder charge

Carole Waugh's body was found inside a car in a lock-up garage in New Malden Credit: Metropolitan Police/PA Wire

Two men have been remanded in custody at the Old Bailey accused of killing wealthy oil executive Carole Waugh.

40 year old Rakesh Bhayani and Nicholas Kutner, 47, were charged with murdering the 50-year-old, who disappeared from her central London home.

Miss Waugh's 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 2.

Miss Waugh, originally from Durham, was reported missing by her family on May 7 and had not been seen since mid-April.

Unemployed Bhayani, of Chamberlayne Avenue, Wembley, north west London, and Kutner, of no fixed address, made no application for bail.

They will appear again at the same court for a plea and case management hearing on November 22.

The pair also face separate fraud charges in relation to Miss Waugh and these are also expected to be dealt with at that hearing.

Two in court over stabbed woman

Miss Waugh's body was found in a car in New Malden earlier this month Credit: Metropolitan Police

Two men will appear at the Old Bailey today accused of killing wealthy oil executive Carole Waugh.

Rakesh Bhayani, 40, and Nicholas Kutner, 47, are charged with murdering the 50-year-old, who disappeared from her central London home.

Miss Waugh's 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 2.

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