Wigan pensioner admits fleecing two families out of will money

Alan Carson, 67, of Longden Road, Ashton-in-Makerfield, admitted two counts of fraud

Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 8:16 am
Updated Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 8:18 am

A Wigan pensioner has admitted fleecing two families out of will money while acting as a director of probate.

Alan Carson, 67, of Longden Road, Ashton-in-Makerfield, appeared before Wigan and Leigh magistrates to admit two counts of fraud.

The hearing was told that while director of probate service, in which he was expected to safeguard, or not to act against, the financial interests of the Roscoe family estate, he dishonestly abused that position intending thereby to cause loss to the Roscoe family estate or to expose that person to a risk of loss.

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Wigan and Leigh Magistrates Court
Wigan and Leigh Magistrates Court

The crime took place between February 2017 and March 2018.

Carson also admitted to an identical crime committed against the McLoughlin family between November 2017 and October 2018.

He was released on unconditional bail pending his sentencing by a judge at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court on May 5.

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