Former Thurrock Council housing boss Kathryn Adedeji set to appear in court on fraud charges

TWO people are due to appear for committal to Crown Court at Basildon Magistrates’ Court tomorrow (27 April). The charges follow an investigation by Thurrock Council’s fraud team. They are

Katheryn Adedeji, aged 37, of Dickson Road, London who is charged:

Between 21 March 2014 and 8 December 2015 you, together with Blessing Temitope Adedeji, conspired to defraud Circle Thirty Three Housing Trust Limited and Newlon Housing Association, by dishonestly subletting a number of properties and failing to notify your landlords of the change in occupancy of those properties, thereby prejudicing the rights and duties of your landlords (common law).

Between the same dates you, being a tenant of a dwelling-house let under an assured tenancy to which section 2 of the Prevention of Social Housing Fraud Act 2013 applies, dishonestly and in breach of an express term of your tenancy agreement in respect of 29 Granville Square, London, sublet the whole of the property and ceased to occupy it as your only or principal home (Prevention of Social Housing Fraud Act 2013).

On 26 March 2014 you dishonestly made a false representation to Circle Thirty Three Housing Trust Limited, intending thereby to make a gain for yourself or another, or to cause loss to another or to expose another to a risk of loss, by declaring in a tenancy check that you were living at 29 Granville Square, London and nowhere else (Section 1 of the Fraud Act 2006).

Between 21 March 2014 and 8 December 2015, you concealed or disguised criminal property, namely rental payments received from Blessing Temitope Adedeji in respect of 29 Granville Square, London, which were in turn paid to Circle Thirty Three Housing Trust Limited (Proceeds of Crime Act 2002).

And

Blessing Temitope Adedeji, aged 40, of Glasshouse Fields, London, who is charged:

Between 21 March 2014 and 8 December 2015 you, together with Kathryn Adedeji, conspired to defraud Circle Thirty Three Housing Trust Limited and Newlon Housing Association, by dishonestly subletting a number of properties and failing to notify your landlords of the change in occupancy of those properties, thereby prejudicing the rights and duties of your landlords (Common law).

Between the same dates you, being a tenant of a dwelling-house let under an assured tenancy to which section 2 of the Prevention of Social Housing Fraud Act 2013 applies, dishonestly and in breach of an express term of your tenancy agreement in respect of a property, sublet the whole of the property and ceased to occupy it as your only or principal home (Section 2(2) of the Prevention of Social Housing Fraud Act 2013).

Between the same dates you concealed or disguised criminal property, namely rental payments received from Ajibola Lawal in respect of a property, which were in turn paid to Newlon Housing Association (Section 327(1) of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002).

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