Charges in murder inquiry

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A MAN arrested in connection with the murder of millionaire oil executive Carole Waugh, has been charged with fraud.

Nicholas Kutner, 47, faces four fraud charges after he was held by police investigating the death of Ms Waugh.

The 50-year-old, originally from Haswell, County Durham, suffered a single stab wound and had been dead for some time when her body was discovered in a lock-up garage in New Malden, south-west London on Thursday.

Mr Kutner, of no fixed address, was arrested when he arrived at Luton Airport on Tuesday.

He is accused of pretending to be Chris Waugh, Ms Waugh’s brother, in a bid to sell her London home.

He also faces two charges relating to renting her property and a fourth of unlawfully withdrawing funds from her bank account.

Ms Waugh’s brother Chris, 53, a senior business manager for Barclays who has previously worked for the company’s Durham branch, has travelled from his home in Penrith to help officers with the case.

He last saw his sister on April 9, as he waved her off at Durham railway station as she returned to London after a visit to the North East.

Ms Waugh, who lived in the Marylebone area of London had previously worked in Libya, and was reported missing in May.