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Man in court over Edinburgh burial fraud claims

Mount Vernon cemetery
Image caption Mount Vernon cemetery is run by the Catholic Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh

A 45-year old man has appeared in court charged with fraud after burial plots were allegedly mis-sold at an Edinburgh cemetery.

William Henderson, from Loanhead, Midlothian, made a brief appearance in private at Edinburgh Sheriff Court over burial fraud at Mount Vernon cemetery.

He appeared on petition on 11 charges of fraud and two of forming a fraudulent scheme.

No plea or declaration was made and he was fully committed for trial.

He was released on bail.

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