Woman charged with £115k fraud

AN ICKLESHAM woman has been charged with fraud and money laundering in relation to the will of a pensioner.

Andrea Garrick, 54, of Main Road, Icklesham, is due to appear at Hastings Magistrates Court on 6 August, charged with obtaining £115,000 and of money laundering the same amount.

It is alleged that Garrick diverted the money, left to a Hastings charity in the will of a 70-year old Pevensey woman. The charges, authorised by the Crown Prosecution Service, follow an investigation by detectives from Hastings.