If people committed fraud to benefit from the Grenfell Tower tragedy, we need to know why

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This is depressing:

A 46-year-old woman has been charged with six counts of fraud in relation to the Grenfell Tower fire, Scotland Yard has said.

Joyce Msokeri was arrested in July after allegedly making fraudulent claims for support offered to the survivors of the devastating blaze that killed at least 80 people.

Ms Msokeri from Sutton appeared today at Westminster Magistrates’ Court where the case was to sent to the Crown Court by District Judge Elizabeth Roscoe.

Ms Msokeri is due to next appear in custody at Southwark Crown Court on 3 October.

It comes after 52-year-old Anh Nhu Nguyen was charged with five counts of fraud after claiming he lost family members in the disaster.

Southwark Crown Court heard he pretended to be a victim of the fire for nearly two weeks and was living in a Holiday Inn in temporary accommodation provided for the survivors.

Mr Nguyen gave multiple television interviews in the aftermath of the tragedy. But he maintains what he told the media was true, and that he was in the tower block that night.

(Source: Grenfell Tower fire: Woman charged with fraud after ‘falsely claiming money from survivor emergency fund’)

I suppose it was inevitable that someone would try to profit dishonestly from the Grenfell Tower fire. After all, it seems the tragedy arose because of someone trying to profit dishonestly by creating the conditions that caused it.

It will be interesting to discover the evidence put forward by the accused parties – or the mitigation, if any guilty pleas are entered.

Perhaps these people feel justified in what they did – and perhaps they were. Best not to jump to conclusions yet.

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1 thought on “If people committed fraud to benefit from the Grenfell Tower tragedy, we need to know why

  1. Barry Davies

    You should watch the programme that deals with people who sub let or are otherwise not entitled to accommodation such as this Mike there is the possibility they were actually sub letting, but as the named occupant thought they would make extra money from claiming against the loss.

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