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Hacking and money laundering in Tunbridge Wells lead eight to face court

By Rebecca Tuffin

Eight people are due in court today charged with money laundering over claims a firm was hacked in Tunbridge Wells.

The case relates to reported hacking of the company in April 2017, where one victim paid £25,000 to a third party after receiving a fraudulent email.

Following a specialist investigation by Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate a case file was submitted to the Crown Prosecution Service.

One person was laundered out of £25,000
One person was laundered out of £25,000

This has resulted in charges of money laundering of the following suspects: Zena Cowan, 32, of Booth Road in Silvertown, London; Emma Oliver, 20, of Godman Road in Grays, Essex; Fatimota Alli, 38, of Cardinal Road in Grays, Essex; Leah House, 31, of Hopsfield in Blandford, Dorset; Georgina Hanks, 34, of Sewell Road in Abbey Wood, London; Tia Alexander, 18, of Springfield Road in Grays, Essex and Kathryn Atkinson, 36, of Church Cowley Road, Oxford.

All eight are due to appear today for a preliminary hearing at Maidstone Crown Court.

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