Lincolnshire’s most wanted fraudster found and arrested in the US

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Bayo Awonorin, who has been wanted by Lincolnshire Police since 2013, has finally been arrested in Maryland in the USA and extradited to the UK.

The 44 year old from London was wanted in connection with Operation Tarlac, a fraud and money laundering investigation in which public bodies including Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust were defrauded of over £12 million.

Awonorin, was originally arrested in 2012 but subsequently fled the to the USA whilst on bail. He was traced by officers, and through collaboration between the UK and US authorities Awonorin was arrested.

Awonorin had been the subject of a BBC Crimewatch appeal and the National Crime Agency’s 10 most wanted fraudster’s campaign. He has now been charged by officers with conspiracy to defraud and conspiracy to launder money.