Kent solicitor accused of fraud offences


A solicitor has been charged over claims he carried out a series of fraud-related offences and benefited by nearly £250,000.

Derek Speed, 58, of Canterbury, Kent, is accused of three counts of money-laundering and 11 counts of fraud by abuse of position.

He is also charged with three counts of possession of articles for use in fraud and having a fake identity document.

He is due to appear before Maidstone magistrates on Thursday.

At the time of the alleged offences, Mr Speed was practising as a solicitor in Kent.

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