Former Eastbourne letting agent to face crown court trial

A former lettings agent from Eastbourne has been sent to the crown court for trial to face allegations of fraud.

Tuesday, 11th May 2021, 11:25 am
Updated Tuesday, 11th May 2021, 11:26 am
Michael Duke will appear at the crown court for a trial by jury

Michael Patrick Duke, 53 of Arlington Road, faces nine charges of fraud.

His case was heard at Hastings Magistrates’ Court recently and he was committed to the crown court for a trial by jury.

According to court papers, Duke made representations to landlords and tenants which were and which he knew were or might be untrue or misleading, namely that relevant deposit funds would be lodged with the Deposit Protection Service.

He was released on unconditional bail until the trial.