Posted on Wednesday 27 July 2022
Detectives investigating a suspected fraud relating to an independent travel business have charged a woman.
Lyne Barlow, who previously lived in Stanley but now lives elsewhere in the UK, has been charged with 18 counts of fraud relating to loans, investments, and holiday sales.
The 39-year-old also faces a further charge of money laundering, totalling more than £1.6m.
The travel business is no longer operational, and its social media page was taken down shortly after her arrest in September 2020.
Several hundred alleged victims have come forward and have been updated of the charges via email or post.
Mrs Barlow will appear at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates’ Court on Monday, September 5.