Woman charged over charity scam following Evening News appeal

A WOMAN has been charged in connection with a fake charity collection scam in Musselburgh following an appeal in the Evening News.

Monday, 25th April 2016, 2:02 pm
Updated Monday, 25th April 2016, 3:07 pm
A woman has been charged in connection with a fake charity collection scam. File picture: supplied

Police launched an investigation after members of the public became suspicious of a female claiming to be raising funds by doing a swim challenge.

As a result of information provided by one of our readers, a 42-year-old was detained yesterday and will now be reported to the Procurator Fiscal.

Constable Donald Kettrick said: “Thanks to our information appeal being carried in local media we received information from the public, which allowed us to charge a woman in connection with these offences.

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“I would like to thank the community for their assistance and would urge anyone with any information relating to ongoing crime in their area to contact us immediately so it can be appropriately investigated.”

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