Ilford man accused of pretending to be police officer to rob 88-year-old woman

PUBLISHED: 18:01 08 April 2020 | UPDATED: 18:01 08 April 2020

Chelmsford Magistrates Court

Chelmsford Magistrates Court


An Ilford man is due in court for courier fraud after he was accused of impersonating a police officer and tricking an 88-year-old woman into handing over a large amount of money.

Asad Arshad, 19, of Ashbourne Avenue, is due to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday June 3 to answer a charge of fraud by false representation.

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Essex Police arrested Mr Arshad on Thursday, January 9 after they received a call about suspicious behaviour outside a woman’s home.

The woman reported she had handed over a four-figure sum of money after receiving a call from a man impersonating a police officer.

The court hearing follows an investigation by Essex Police with assistance from Action Fraud, the national fraud reporting centre.

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