Tuesday, 17 April 2012
Nouveau World Wines: Five charged with fraud and money laundering
Five people have been charged with conspiracy to defraud and money laundering in connection with Nouveau World Wines that offered Australian wines as an investment, which allegedly did not exist. They have also been charged in relation to Finbow Fine Wines Ltd who allegedly promised quick profits in the Asia-Pacific drinks market.
The five are: Kelly Humphries, 30, of Wallington, Surrey, Simon Robert Dempsey, 42, of Sidcup, Kent, Daniel Thomas Snelling, 36, of Sutton, Surrey, Dina Snelling, 34, of Chislehurst, Kent, and Rebecca McDonald, 42, of Bexleyheath, south-east London.
The initial arrests were made in March 2010 in connection with a police investigation into Nouveau World Wines and Finbow Fine Wines Ltd.
The five accused will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on May 11.