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Birkenshaw man in court over mortgage conspiracy claim
10:00am Thursday 10th October 2013 in News
A Bradford man was among 12 people from across the country who appeared in court in connection with a multi-million pound mortgage fraud conspiracy.
Magistrates in Darlington heard that elderly and vulnerable victims were allegedly targeted as part of the complex scam between June 19, 2007, and February 1, 2011, which is thought to involve sums of between £4m and £5m.
A total of 15 defendants – some of which were in the legal profession – were initially charged with conspiring to defraud mortgage lending companies, including solicitor Peter Maine, who was found stabbed to death after an early morning run. The investigation into his death in ongoing.
Kenneth Ingham, 60, of Cross Lane, Birkenshaw, was among those charged with conspiracy to defraud.
No pleas were entered and the case was committed to Teesside Crown Court. All defendants were granted unconditional bail.