[Kealie Mardell | Print Editor]
A woman has been charged with property fraud offences in connection with incidents which are suspected of occurring in Hatfield recently. It is thought that victims may include students at the University of Hertfordshire.
According to Hertfordshire Constabulary it is alleged that, on a number of occasions, a property was falsely advertised for rent in Hatfield and deposits were being taken from people. However it is believed that the property was never intended to be rented out and the deposit money was never returned to the alleged victims.
Jecintha Krishnan, aged 34 and of Cherry Way, Hatfield, was charged on 18 January with fraud by false representation. She appeared at Hatfield Remand Court on 19 January and was remanded into custody, according to Herts Police.
PC Dave Murray from Hatfield Police Station said: “I would like to speak to anyone who believes they have been a victim of this type of crime in the Hatfield area. Please contact me via the Herts Police non-emergency number, 101 as soon as possible.”
If you think you may have been affected by property fraud visit Hertfordshire Students’ Union Advice and Support or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.