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Fraud case discontinued after death of Penzance defendant Kevin Edgar

By CMJohannaCarr  |  Posted: March 14, 2014

A PENZANCE man who was accused of a series of thefts and fraud has had the case against him discontinued after he died.

Kevin Edgar, 52, formerly of Mabbots Court, was accused of three counts of stealing cash from Sylvia Body, Anson Care Services and Ron Wellbeloved in 2010.

He also faced one charge of fraud that he made a false representation to Barry Watkins on July 12, 2010, by telling him the computer equipment he was ordering was for the purpose of training staff at the Old Manor House care home in Penzance.

At Truro Crown Court on Wednesday, Joanna Martin, defending, handed in Edgar’s death certificate, which said he died on February 24.

Judge Christopher Harvey Clark, QC, said he was satisfied the certificate related to Edgar and discontinued the case.

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