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Two charged with 1.2m VAT fraud

A man and a woman have been charged with VAT fraud and money laundering offences worth 1.2m following an investigation into VAT accounts.

Company director David Reynolds, 43, of Brighton Road, Hassocks, East Sussex, is accused of both charges in connection with companies that he runs.

Secretary Kelly Drew, 29, of Maple Close, Bognor Regis, West Sussex, is charged with money laundering offences.

They have been bailed to appear before Chichester Magistrates on 18 June.

HM Revenue and Customs said the VAT tax loss was estimated to be approximately 1,235,000.

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