Singer Nathan Fagan Gayle (Star Boy Nathan) has been accused of receiving £20,000 from alleged fraudsters who are claimed to have scammed up to £1million from pensioners in a phone ‘phishing’ scam.
According to the Daily Mirror, Gayle (29) received the money in his Barclays Bank account on 29 May last year.
The cash was allegedly swiped from Elizabeth Curtis, who lost £130,000 in a large scale fraud committed against victims as old as 94 from Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Beds, London and Kent.
Eight men are alleged to have plotted with others to pull off the scam by telephoning people claiming to be from law enforcement agencies to inform them they had been the victims of fraud.
The victims were then claimed to have been duped into transferring money to bank accounts or withdrawing cash to hand over to the alleged fraudsters.
R&B singer Nathan-Gayle is one of five men accused of laundering the funds.
The singer denies the charge and is due to face trial on 2 November.
Surrey singer Gayle faces a six to eight week trial alongside others accused of being connected with the alleged scam.
Gayle has pleaded ‘not guilty’ to converting criminal property.
In response to the allegations the former X Factor contestant posted the following statement on his Facebook page:
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