A woman who allegedly conned people out of money with claims she was selling discounted luxury holidays over social media is due in court today.

Lyne Barlow was arrested in connection with an independent travel business in Stanley in September 2020.

In July, police said Mrs Barlow, who previously lived in Stanley, but now lives elsewhere in the UK, was facing 18 counts of fraud and had been formally charged.

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The alleged frauds relating to loans, investments, and holiday sales.

The 39-year-old also faces a further charge of money laundering, totalling more than £1.6m.

It is understood the travel business is no longer operational, and its social media page was taken down shortly after her arrest

Mrs Barlow is due before Newton Aycliffe Magistrates’ Court this afternoon.

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