Police are continuing to investigate allegations that an ex-employee at a popular caravan park committed fraud.

Humberside Police revealed in June 2019 that they had received reports of alleged fraud by a person who used to work at Sand Le Mere Holiday Village in Tunstall, near Withernsea.

The caravan park, which is located on the Holderness coast, also confirmed at the time it was cooperating with the authorities in light of the allegations.

The report received by police was referred to Action Fraud and in a short statement Humberside Police confirmed last week that “enquiries are ongoing into this investigation”.

Caravan owners at the coastal resort claimed they lost thousands of pounds as a result of the alleged scam by the ex-employee.

 

It is thought the man “handed himself in” to officers in June and as of yet, no one has been arrested or charged in connection with the alleged crimes.

A 56-year-old woman, who did not want to be named, claimed in June to have lost £17,500 after allegedly being duped by a man working at Sand Le Mere.

One woman claimed she was set to lose her home after allegedly being conned

Speaking two months ago, she said: "We are absolutely devastated. He was a friend to everybody but now I’m questioning whether any of it was sincere.

“People don’t know whether they can trust anyone on site and we can’t even move to a different site because we owe too much money."

 

Another woman who says she was “ripped off” claimed at the time that she was set to lose her home.

 

She said: “I stand to lose my home as well as my caravans. I can’t get a mortgage now. Many of us are in a serious situation yet not one of us has been spoken to about it by Sand Le Mere."

Alex Grove is a senior reporter for Hull Live and the Hull Daily Mail. He specialises in housing and employment issues and also covers breaking news.

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