Fraud investigation as Brighton women lose thousands after being promised jobs abroad

Sussex Police is looking for a man who took thousands of pounds from women in Brighton, telling them he would get them a job abroad.

Tuesday, 23rd April 2019, 4:25 pm
Updated Tuesday, 23rd April 2019, 4:33 pm
Police want to speak to this man in connection with a fraud investigation

Police want to speak to a man captured on CCTV in connection with the investigation.

A police spokesperson said: "Two women victims have handed over thousands of pounds to a man they met though a recruitment agency in late February and early March who promised them a job with his company involving travelling abroad. He told them they would have to pay upfront for hotels, flights and laptops and he would then reimburse them.

"The women paid more than £3,800 to the man and have nothing from him since or been reimbursed the money."

The man police want to speak to is described as white, about 5' 8", of stocky build and is bald.

Investigator Tamara Bennett said: "We are appealing for anyone who knows who this man is or has any information about him to come forward. He may have been travelling back and forth to Spain.

"We would also like to hear from anyone else who may have fallen victim to this scam."

Anyone with information should call 101 with the crime reference 634 of 11/03.