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Bradford men charged over £200,000 travellers cheque fraud
8:00am Friday 2nd November 2012 in News
Five Bradford men are due to appear in Court today charged with fraud offences in connection with an alleged Nigerian travellers cheques scam.
The five, who are all aged in their 20s and 30s, are thought to be of Nigerian descent.
It has emerged that they were charged by police following the recovery of alleged counterfeit travellers cheques worth nearly £200,000.
The men were all charged with conspiracy to defraud.
They are expected to appear before Bradford and Keighley Magistrates’ Court today.
They are Bankole Meroko, 34, Akanimo Idiok, 28, and Femi Adeyinka, 22, all of Grantham Terrace, Little Horton, Bradford, Abiodun Ogunsanya, 26, of Great Horton, who was arrested at work, and Adeniyi Aderibigbe, 32, who was arrested at his home address in Loxley Close, Ravenscliffe.
West Yorkshire Police officers carried out an operation at an address in Grantham Terrace, Bradford, where it was alleged £60,000 worth of counterfeit Amex travellers cheques were found.
Earlier, customs officers in France discovered £135,000 worth of counterfeit American Express travellers cheques after intercepting a parcel at Roissy Airport.