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Adviser faces 43 charges in 10m fraud

Swansea magistrates court was told that Graham Price, 58, of Llansamlet, Swansea, has been charged with 43 separate counts of theft and deception.

According to the charge sheet, five of the counts relate to a total of 4.3m allegedly stolen from the Halifax. A further 21 separate theft charges involve close to another 1m. Magistrates were told he is also facing another 17 charges of obtaining money by deception.

Media reports have indicated that the alleged fraud centres in an estate agency and Halifax agency outlet in Gowerton, near Swansea.

The defence told the court that additional time was nee- ded to discuss what were described as a range of “complex issues” raised by the case.

The frauds are alleged to have taken place between January 2001 and this summer.

Price, who spoke only to confirm his name, age and address, was given conditional bail until the next hearing on October 4.

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