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14/09/2016

Two People Arrested Over Alleged USPCA Fraud

Two people have been arrested by police investigating allegations of fraud at an animal charity.

A 53-year-old man and a 52-year-old woman were arrested in the Newry area this morning, 14 September, following a complaint made to the PSNI over potential fraud within the USPCA.
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Detective Chief Inspector Ian Wilson, from PSNI Economic Crime Unit, said: "A complaint was made to police in April and, as a result of our enquiries, two people were arrested this morning.

"They are being questioned at Banbridge police station."

(CD/JP)

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