New Malden murder case: Man in court on fraud charges
A man arrested in connection with the murder of an oil executive found in a New Malden garage was due to appear in court on charges of fraud this morning.
Nicholas Kutner, 47, of no fixed abode, faces four counts of fraud at Camberwell Green Magistrates’ Court today, after being held by police investigating the death of Carole Waugh.
He is accused of pretending to be Carole Waugh's brother and allegedly trying to sell her London home, worth about £600,000.
Her body was found in a blue VW Golf at a lock-up garage at Lime Court on Thursday evening.
A post-mortem examination on Friday found Miss Waugh, of Marylebone in central London, died from a stab wound.
Mr Kutner also faces two charges relating to renting her property at Tressard Court and a fourth of unlawfully withdrawing funds from the 50-year-old’s bank account.
Police said hundreds of thousands of pounds had been taken from her estate and her Cartier jewellery had disappeared.
Miss Waugh, originally from Durham but living in London, had not been seen by her family since mid-April.
She had lived and worked in Libya for a number of years, but returned to the UK in 2008.
Rakesh Bhayani, 40, of Chamberlayne Avenue, Wembley, was arrested last month in connection with Miss Waugh’s disappearance.
He appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on three charges of conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation relating to £280,000 of transactions associated with Ms Waugh’s identity.
He was remanded in custody to appear at Southwark Crown Court on 25 September.
Five other suspects have been bailed pending further investigations.
Police are keen for anyone with information on the car, registration number W466 NHL, to come forward, particular anyone with information after April.
Anyone who can assist should call the incident room on 020 8721 4205 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.