Berkshire

Thames Valley Police officer accused of mortgage fraud

A Berkshire-based police officer and his wife have been charged with obtaining a mortgage by deception.

Det Sgt Narinder Sahota, 49, of Thames Valley Police, and his wife Rajinder, 50, are also accused of perjury.

Det Sgt Sahota, who is based at Windsor Police Station, has been suspended from duty until the outcome of legal proceedings.

The couple have been released on bail and are due to appear before Swindon Magistrates' Court on 1 February.

Thames Valley Police said Det Sgt Sahota faces nine charges of obtaining a mortgage by deception, five counts of defrauding Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC), and three counts of perjury.

Mrs Sahota has been charged with four counts of obtaining a mortgage by deception and three counts of defrauding HMRC.

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