Women arrested by Cheshire Police admit string of fraud offences

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Four women arrested by Cheshire Police in connection with a series of offences have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit fraud.

The charges relate to allegations of the fraudulent usage of stolen bank details used to purchase items at stores in Cheshire, Merseyside, Lancashire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester and Derbyshire. 

Emmiline Burdon, of Riverdale Road, Manchester, 29, Lyndsey Burdon, of Brynorme Road, Manchester, 36, Sarah Burdon, of Evesham Road, Manchester, 40, and Sonia Malhi, of Hobson Crescent, Audenshaw, 37, were all arrested on Wednesday 13 May as part of an investigation co-ordinated by detectives from Macclesfield and Northwich Beat teams and well as officers from Merseyside’s fraud unit.

The detectives were supported by Cheshire Constabulary’s Economic Crime Unit.

Appearing before Chester Crown Court yesterday (25 June), they pleaded guilty to the all offences.

Lynsdey Burdon pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit fraud, two charges of theft and possession of an article for use in fraud.

Emmiline Burdon admited conspiracy to commit fraud, theft, two charges of driving whilst disqualified, three of using a motor vehicle on a road without third party insurance, obstructions of a constable in the execution of their duty, and possession of counterfeit money.

Sarah Burdon pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit fraud, and dishonestly retain a wrongful credit.

Sonia Malhi admitted possessing an offensive weapon in a public place, conspiracy to commit fraud, theft, and possessing cocaine, a Class A controlled drug.

They have all been remanded in custody and are due to be sentenced week beginning 20 July.


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