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Arrest made in investigation into fraudulent house sale

4 Nov 2021

A man has been arrested in connection to the fraudulent sale of a house in Luton.

The man from Bedford was arrested at his home address this morning (Thursday) on suspicion of fraud by false representation.

The arrest follows an investigation by our Serious Fraud Investigation Unit into the incident.

Detective Inspector James Day, head of the new unit, said: “This arrest marks significant progress in this investigation.

“I can only imagine the anxiety and stress the victim has had to endure in this unusual and sophisticated case.

“My team of specialist officers is determined to get justice for him, as well as other victims of heartless fraudsters here in Bedfordshire.

“Our new team marks a step change in how we respond to fraud cases in the county and we are determined to bring any offenders to justice.”

The suspect currently remains in police custody for questioning.

Anyone with any information about fraud can report it to Action Fraud or call 0300 123 2040.

You can also contact us via the online reporting centre or by calling 101. 

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