Six people charged over 'substandard' building work

A father and son from Kent are among six people who have been charged over 'substandard' building work.

Emmanuel Arnold, 40, of Lower Road, Swanley, and Emmanuel Arnold, 20, of South Ash Road, Sevenoaks, face fraud conspiracy charges.

It follows investigations by Kent and Essex Police into unnecessary and overpriced building work.

Two other men were also charged with fraud. Two men and a woman face money laundering charges.

Mr Arnold and Mr Arnold, as well as Thomas Arnold, 18, of Lower Road, Swanley, and David James, 27, Walnut Way, Swanley, have been charged with conspiracy to commit fraud between 1 October 2012 and 1 August 2013.

Mr James has also been charged with money laundering along with Kristofer Batchelor, 20, of Grange House, Erith, and Patience Mobey, 21, of Cockering Road, Canterbury.

The police investigations covered building work at locations in Kent, Essex and Surrey.

The six people are due to appear at Margate Magistrates' Court on 24 October.

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