Man accused of fraud and blackmail totalling more than £55,000 in court

The man was ordered to pay costs at St Albans Crown Court on Thursday.

The man was ordered to pay costs at St Albans Crown Court on Thursday. - Credit: Archant

A man accused of blackmail and fraud involving more than £55,000 has appeared in court.

Kian Esmizadeh appeared at St Albans Crown Court on Monday charged with defrauding £55,363 in unsecured loans in Knebworth between September 25 last year and May 30.

The 24-year-old, of Grenadier Close in Bedford, is also accused of blackmailing his victim to extort the money.

The case has been adjourned for a plea and case management hearing at the court on January 19 next year and for a trial to start on March 2.

He has been bailed until then.


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