Grenfell Tower fire: Woman charged with fraud after 'falsely claiming money from survivor emergency fund'

A 52-year-old man was charged with fraud in June for claiming he lost family members in the blaze

Lucy Pasha-Robinson
Tuesday 05 September 2017 11:39
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Joyce Msokeri was arrested in July after allegedly making fraudulent claims for support offered to the survivors
Joyce Msokeri was arrested in July after allegedly making fraudulent claims for support offered to the survivors

A 46-year-old woman has been charged with six counts of fraud in relation to the Grenfell Tower fire, Scotland Yard has said.

Joyce Msokeri was arrested in July after allegedly making fraudulent claims for support offered to the survivors of the devastating blaze that killed at least 80 people.

Ms Msokeri from Sutton appeared today at Westminster Magistrates’ Court where the case was sent to the Crown Court by District Judge Elizabeth Roscoe.

It comes after 52-year-old Anh Nhu Nguyen was charged with five counts of fraud after claiming he lost family members in the disaster.

Southwark Crown Court heard he pretended to be a victim of the fire for nearly two weeks and was living in a Holiday Inn in temporary accommodation provided for the survivors.

Mr Nguyen gave multiple television interviews in the aftermath of the tragedy. But he maintains what he told the media was true, and that he was in the tower block that night.

He was the second person to be arrested in the wake of the fire, after a 43-year-old was detained for posting photos showing a victim’s body on social media.

Omega Mwaikambo plead guilty to two offences contrary to section 127 of the Communications Act, Scotland Yard said.

He was sentenced in June to three months jail time.

Ms Msokeri is due to next appear in custody at Southwark Crown Court on 3 October.

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