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Chase Tate’s brother charged with memorial plaque fraud

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The brother of Chase Tate, who was killed after being hit by a vehicle on the roadside, will appear in court next month accused of keeping money raised for a memorial plaque for his sibling.

Ford Anthony North, 25, of Chantry Lane, Alford, has been charged with fraud, and will be tried at Lincoln Crown Court on February 16.

North is alleged to have dishonestly made a false representation, by claiming that a memorial plaque was going to be erected in memory of his brother.

He is accused of keeping the money raised for himself.

The offence is said to have taken place between January 7 and July 1 last year.

North appeared before Lincoln Magistrates’ Court on January 19 after he missed his court appearance eight days earlier.

As previously reported, 23-year-old Chase died on the A1104 at Miles Cross Hill, Ulceby on Saturday, January 7, 2017.

Police believe he was walking on the road towards Ulceby Cross from Alford at around 5am when he was struck and killed by a vehicle.

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