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Two men charged with fraud plot over oil executive 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, Scotland Yard said.

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: ITV News

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.

Khoury is alleged to have conspired with others to defraud banks and other financial institutions between the same dates.

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