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Man due in court over gold and silver seizure

Detective Inspector Ian Magee is pictured with items that were seized during the search of a property on Thursday 05 December 2013.

Detective Inspector Ian Magee is pictured with items that were seized during the search of a property on Thursday 05 December 2013.

A large quantity of gold and silver has been seized by PSNI detectives investigating fraud.

Police, working in partnership with financial institutions, have also arrested a 36-year-old man on suspicion of fraud by misrepresentation.

He is due to appear in court in Belfast on Saturday, December 7.

The £30,000 haul of gold and silver was recovered during a search of a property on Thursday.

Commenting on the arrest and seizure, Detective Inspector Ian Magee said: “Estimates put the cost of fraud in the UK at £38.4 billion annually.

“Fraud is not a victimless crime. Police have been working closely with businesses and financial institutions across Belfast to increase awareness of the various ways that fraudsters can target businesses.

“Police take seriously any allegations of fraud and will investigate them. We would advise anyone who believes they may be a victim of a fraud to report it to them by phoning 0845 600 8000.”

 

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