A mortgage broker who was a contestant on The Apprentice has been charged with fraud.
Christopher Farrell of Plymouth, a former self-employed mortgage broker, was yesterday charged with fraud by false mistrepresentation.
The charges state that Farrell forged documents including pay slips and P60 forms in order to secure mortgages for his clients.
CPS Devon and Cornwall Senior Crown Advocate David Gittins said in a statement: “I received a file of evidence in relation to allegations of mortgage fraud in October. Having carefully considered all of the available evidence I have decided that Christopher Farrell be charged with four counts of fraud by false representation.”
He was originally arrested in August and will appear before local magistrates again on December 22.
Farrell, who is a former Royal Marine, was fired from the current series of The Apprentice in November.
Lord Sugar told Farrell that he was too nice, adding: “You do work hard. My concern is that you perhaps do not have that spark of entrepreneurial genius that I am looking for.”