Women used to impersonate Waugh to 'strip her assets'

A number of woman were used to impersonate a wealthy woman, after she was murdered in her central London flat, the Old Bailey was told.

The court heard that at Rakesh Bhayani's instigation, who has been accused of her murder, the women pretended to be oil executive Carole Waugh buying things under her name.

Patrick Gibbs QC, prosecuting, told the jury:

They were rehearsed by Mr Bhayani, nursemaided by Mr Bhayani and usually accompanied by Mr Bhayani around London, and on the telephone, stripping Carole Waugh's assets.

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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.