Carole Waugh impersonator sentenced

A woman who impersonated murdered former oil executive Carole Waugh, originally from Durham, to hire a car has been given a community order.

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Carole Waugh impersonator to be sentenced

A woman is to be sentenced for impersonating murdered former oil executive Carole Waugh, originally from Durham, in order to hire a car.

47-year-old Julie Witham pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey to conspiracy to defraud last month.

She admitted plotting to hire a Kia car using a credit card in Miss Waugh's name between April and August last year.

The 50-year-old disappeared from her home in Marylebone last spring and her body was found with a single stab wound inside a car in a lock-up garage in 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.

Six others have also been charged with conspiracy to defraud.

Woman admits murder victim fraud

A woman has admitted impersonating murdered former oil executive Carole Waugh, originally from Durham, in order to hire a car.

Julie Witham, of Enfield, pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey to conspiracy to defraud.

She was remanded on conditional bail to be sentenced at the same court on April 26.

She admitted plotting to hire a car using a credit card in Miss Waugh's name between April and August last year.

Rakesh Bhayani and Nicholas Kutner, who are charged with murdering Miss Waugh, were remanded in custody at the same hearing.

Miss Waugh disappeared from her home in central London last spring.

Her body was found with a single stab wound inside a car in a lock-up garage in Lime Court, south-west London, on 2 August.

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

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Two charged with fraud after Durham woman's murder

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

Her body was found with a stab wound inside a car in a lock-up garage in Lime Court, south-west London, on August 2nd.

55-year-old Derek Eastham was charged on Thursday, and 39-year-old Elie Khoury charged on Friday.

The alleged offence is that, between April 15th and August 1st, Eastham and Khoury conspired with others to defraud banks and other financial institutions.

Eastham was also in possession of criminal property, namely a quantity of counterfeit currency.

Both have been bailed to appear at Croydon Magistrates' Court on January 10.

Five people have previously been charged in connection with the investigation.

Miss Waugh was reported missing on May 7th.

Two men in court charged with Carole Waugh murder

Carole Waugh
Murdered Durham businesswoman Carole Waugh Credit: Metropolitan Police

Two men have been remanded in custody, after making their first court appearance, charged with the murder of Durham businesswoman Carole Waugh.

40 year old Rakesh Bhayani and 47 year old Nicholas Kutner are already charged with fraud offences linked to her disappearance.

The two men appeared by video-link at Croydon Magistrates' Court, and spoke only to confirm their names and dates of birth.

Ms Waugh's body was found with a single stab wound inside a car in a lock-up in south west London, on August 2.

She lived in London but was originally from Durham, where her family had last seen her in mid-April.

Unemployed Bhayani, of Chamberlayne Avenue in Wembley, already faces three fraud charges connected to the case.

Kutner, of no fixed address, was originally arrested on suspicion of murder and kidnap on August 1.

He also faces fraud charges, and is accused of pretending to be Chris Waugh, Miss Waugh's brother, to try to sell her London flat.

The pair, who were appearing via video-link from Wandsworth Prison, were remanded in custody until a further hearing at the Old Bailey on November 22.

Further arrests in Carole Waugh murder investigation

Carole Waugh has not been seen since April. Credit: ITV

Police investigating the death of oil executive Carole Waugh have made two further arrests.

A 55-year-old man and a man 39-year-old man were arrested in central London yesterday in connecion with conspiracy to commit fraud.

Miss 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 at a garage in Lime Court, New Malden, south-west London, on August 2.

Both men have been bailed to a date in early September, pending further inquiries.

Two arrests in connection with Carole Waugh's death

Scotland Yard detectives investigating the death of Carole Waugh have made two arrests. The oil executive, originally from Durham, was found dead inside a car at a garage in London on August 2. Her body had a single stab wound. She had not been seen by her family since mid-April.

The police said a 55-year-old man and a 39-year-old man were arrested in central London in connection with conspiracy to commit fraud.

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