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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.