A Lewisham man is due to appear in court tomorrow on fraud charges, after allegedly pretending to be a police officer as part of a scam.

Kawsar Ahmed, 23, from the Sydenham Hill Estate in Lewisham will appear at Gloucester Crown Court on Friday (June 18).

Ahmed was charged alongside Mohammed Zaman Ahmed, 34, of Quex Road, Kilburn, with conspiracy to commit fraud by misrepresentation.

The charges are linked to an ongoing investigation where people are alleged to be purporting to be police officers in order to make a gain.

The fraud investigation, which is led by Gloucestershire Constabulary’s serious and organised crime unit, has links to numerous counties.

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They have both been charged with falsely alleging to be police officers involved in an investigation of offences in relation to bank accounts intending to make a gain, namely money, for themselves and others between 1 January and 6 April this year.

They appeared before magistrates in Cheltenham via video link on May 22 where they were remanded in custody.

In April four other men were charged with similar offences as part of this investigation. Warrants had also been executed in London and cash was seized.