Thom Dyke secures acquittal in £0.5m fraud trial

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12/08/2018

Thom Dyke acted for the defendant, TG, in a complex fraud trial involving alleged losses of nearly half a million pounds. TG was found not guilty by the jury after the three week trial at Guildford Crown Court.

The prosecution alleged that TG had moved in with his elderly mother following the death of his father. He was said to have set out to systematically defraud her of her life savings by obtaining a power of attorney over her financial affairs. Nearly half a million pounds was taken from her savings, with hundreds of thousands of pounds being spent on expensive renovation and building work. Large sums were withdrawn in cash without any account of where they were spent.

The case involved a three-day cross-examination of the central prosecution witness in the case and presentation of complex financial evidence to the jury. TG was acquitted of all charges.  Thom was instructed by Harrington Myers Solicitors.

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