An Abbey Wood woman has been charged for her alleged involvement in a cyber scam which hit a Kent company.

Gerogina Hanks, 34, of Sewell Road, is one of eight people from London, Essex, Dorset and Oxford charged in relation to the reported hacking of the Tunbridge Wells-based business in 2017 which resulted in one of its clients paying £25,000 to a third party after receiving a fraudulent email.

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According to what Kent Police described as a "complex investigation", a case file was submitted to the Crown Prosecution Service, resulting in money-laundering charges being authorised against the eight suspects.

The investigation into the alleged cybercrimes was led by specialist officers from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate.

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All eight suspects are to appear before Maidstone Crown Court this morning for a preliminary hearing.