A surveyor has been charged for her part in a £10m mortgage scam in exchange for high-value cars and money to buy a new house.
Mary-Jane Rathie allegedly overvalued a string of London properties in return for “gifts” of more than £1m, the Old Bailey heard.
Rathie is said to have received £900,000 in cheques and money transfers plus a Bentley Continental and a Range Rover sport.
The vehicles were both registered in the name of her husband, David, a Metropolitan police officer.
David Durose, prosecuting, said: “This was payment to Mrs Rathie for her dishonest valuations.”
Mrs Rathie denies five allegations of fraud between May 2007 and June 2009, while she and her husband each deny a charge of concealing criminal property.
She is alleged to have provided “dishonestly inflated” valuations for a woman known as Joanne Pier, who used them to secure millions of pounds in mortgages from the Bank of Scotland.