Wanted suspect charged over £4m corporate fraud
A wanted man arrested in Spain in connection with a £4 million corporate fraud case is due to appear in court.
Jean Paul Dalton, 53, formerly of Abbots Barton Walk, Canterbury, has been charged with two counts of conspiring to defraud various companies and two counts of conspiring to cheat the public revenue following an investigation by detectives from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate.
He is accused of acting with others to fraudulently obtain credit for goods and fuel, and of obtaining VAT repayments in the names of companies that were not trading.
The alleged offenses were carried out between January 2003 and December 2008, and Mr Dalton has been wanted since failing to answer bail following his initial arrest in March 2007.
Kent Police officers travelled to Madrid on Wednesday 10 January 2018 in order to facilitate Mr Dalton’s return to the UK, having been detained under a European Arrest Warrant several weeks earlier.
He has been remanded in custody and is expected to enter a plea when he appears at Maidstone Crown Court on Thursday 22 February.