Town councillor among eight arrested in connection with £1m fuel fraud
EIGHT people, including a Market Rasen town councillor, have been charged with conspiracy in a £1 million fuel fraud.
All eight face the charge at crown court in May, having appeared at court in Lincoln on tax evasion offences and putting red diesel in lorries.
All eight are charged with
failing to declare true income from self-employment and failing to pay income tax, National Insurance and Corporation Tax.
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Town councillor David Strachan, 48, of Peak Mews, Market Rasen, appeared in court along with the seven other co-accused.
They are Michael Wilmot, 70, the Bungalow, Top Farm, Low Road, Market Rasen, Charles Trafford, 58, Glebe Farm Cottage, Kirkby-cum-Osgodby, Market Rasen, Derek Blackburn, 58, Fieldsend Farm, Station Road, Moortown, Market Rasen, Tracie Morton, 49, Glebe Cottage, Toft Next Newton, Market Rasen, Michael Taylor, 36, Waterloo Street, Market Rasen, John Raithby, 57, Sunset Cottage, Snitterby Road, Waddingham and Marion Tompkins, 57, of Little Tows Farm, Little Tows, Ludford, near Louth.
All will appear at Leeds crown court on May 17.