Five people have appeared in court after scamming a South Lancashire millionaire. The victim has=d
a seven fugure sum stole between May and August of 2023.

Mukesh Vippanapelli, 41, , Vageesan Sunmugaraja, 50, Sunil Theyath, 39, and Hafeeza Samreen, 34,
and, Umar Mohammed, 39, appeared at Airdrie Sheriff Court on Monday. All five facing the charge
of being involved with a fraudulent scheme.

The arrest was part of a cross-border investigation involving Police Scotland and policing partners in
Essex, London and Eastbourne.

All five made not plea and were remanded in custody. They are due to appear again next week.