Travel agent charged in £1.6m fraud and money laundering investigation

By Linsey McNeill
29/07/2022
Home » Travel agent charged in £1.6m fraud and money laundering investigation

An independent travel agent suspected of conning hundreds of customers has been charged with fraud and money laundering.

Lyne Barlow was arrested in September 2020 after a probe into claims surrounding discount holidays.

Her travel business has since been dissolved and its social media pages have been deleted.

The 39-year-old woman from Stanley, County Durham, is due before Newton Aycliffe magistrates on 5 September.

She will answer 18 counts of fraud relating to loans, investments and holiday sales.

Durham Police said she faced a further charge of money laundering, totalling more than £1.6 million.

Several hundred alleged victims have come forward, the police added.

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