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Murder probe man charged with fraud
Detectives searching for missing oil executive Carole Waugh found her body in a lock-up garage in London
A man arrested in connection with the murder and kidnap of oil executive Carole Waugh has been charged with four counts of conspiracy to commit fraud, Scotland Yard has said.
Nicholas David Kutner, 47, of no fixed abode, is accused of pretending to be Chris Waugh, Ms Waugh's brother, in a bid to sell her London home.
He also faces two charges relating to renting her property at Tressard Court and a fourth of unlawfully withdrawing funds from the 50-year-old's bank account.
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 the garage in Lime Court, New Malden, south-west London, on Thursday night.
The Metropolitan Police said Kutner was bailed to return to a police station on August 25 relating to his arrest on suspicion of murder and kidnap last Wednesday.
But he has not been freed because he is being held in custody on the fraud charges ahead of an appearance by video link at Camberwell Green Magistrates' Court on Monday.
Kutner has been charged with committing fraud along with unemployed Rakesh Bhayani. Bhayani, 40, of Chamberlayne Avenue, Wembley, was one of four men and two women arrested by Scotland Yard officers last month in connection with the inquiry into what was then the disappearance of Ms Waugh.
He appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court on three charges of conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation relating to transactions associated with Ms Waugh's identity worth around £280,000 and remanded in custody to appear at Southwark Crown Court on 25 September.
The five other suspects have been bailed pending further investigations.