Cop and mum are charged with fraud

AN Ipswich policeman is likely to face a crown court trial after being charged with conspiracy to defraud an insurance company of almost £5,000.Pc James Hamilton, 28, of Burgess Place, Martlesham Heath, and co-defendant Linda Cook, 52, of Norwich Road, Little Stonham, are charged with conspiracy to defraud and dishonestly obtaining money.

By Tracey Sparling

AN Ipswich policeman is likely to face a crown court trial after being charged with conspiracy to defraud an insurance company of almost £5,000.

Pc James Hamilton, 28, of Burgess Place, Martlesham Heath, and co-defendant Linda Cook, 52, of Norwich Road, Little Stonham, are charged with conspiracy to defraud and dishonestly obtaining money.

The pair are believed to be mother and son.


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The alleged offences against Eagle Star Insurance are said by the Crown Prosecution Service to have taken place during a nine-month period between December 24, 2001 and September 2, 2002.

The maximum penalty for conspiracy to defraud is ten years in prison, and the same maximum sentence applies to obtaining property by deception.

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