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Alert staff spot suspected fraud

PUBLISHED: 16:00 01 July 2010 | UPDATED: 17:47 06 July 2010

Hayley Mace

Bank staff alerted police and trading standards officers to a suspected fraud in Lowestoft.

An 87-year-old man went into a bank in the town on Wednesday to get money to pay for work being carried out on his home.

Bank staff alerted police and trading standards officers to a suspected fraud in Lowestoft.

An 87-year-old man went into a bank in the town on Wednesday to get money to pay for work being carried out on his home.

However staff became concerned when the man asked to withdraw a large amount of money and called the police.

The police then spoke to officers from Suffolk Trading Standards and arrested a 26-year-old man at the bank on suspicion of fraud. Another man, aged 32, was arrested in Lowestoft shortly afterwards.

The two men, who are both from Lowestoft, were interviewed in connection with this incident, and others in the area where allegations have been made recently that excessive amounts have been charged for work and customers have not been given the correct information regarding their rights to cancel.

Both men have been bailed until August 25.


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