Whalley man accused of £200,000 Ministry of Defence theft

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A FORMER member of the Armed Forces has been charged with fraud and the theft of more than £200,000 by Ministry of Defence Police.

Robert Henry Jolleys (51), of Whalley, was arrested by MOD Police detectives on March 2nd on suspicion of fraud by failing to disclose information. “He was interviewed at a police station in Blackburn and released on police bail pending further inquiries,” a spokesman for the MOD Police confirmed.

“On Wednesday, August 17th, he reported back and was charged with 14 counts of theft and eight counts of fraud.

“He has been bailed to appear before Swindon Magistrates Court on Friday, September 30th.”

The charges relate to a period from February 2002 to March 2009 to the total value of £218,177.