FOUR women who were arrested by Cheshire Police in connection with a series of offences across the north west have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit fraud.

Emmiline Burdon, 29, Lyndsey Burdon, 36, Sarah Burdon, 40, and Sonia Malhi, 37, were all arrested on Wednesday, May 13, as part of an investigation co-ordinated by detectives from Northwich and Macclesfield and officers from Merseyside’s fraud unit.

A team of 50 officers from Cheshire Police executed warrants at four addresses in Greater Manchester, with detectives being supported by Cheshire Constabulary’s Economic Crime Unit.

All four women were subsequently charged with conspiracy to commit fraud along with a number of other offences.

While executing the warrants, officers also seized a number of items including a car, electric scooters, furniture and a quantity of cash.

The charges relate to allegations of the fraudulent usage of stolen bank details that were allegedly used to purchase items at stores in the Northwich, Knutsford and Wilmslow areas of Cheshire, as well as in Merseyside, Lancashire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester and Derbyshire.

For Emmiline Burdon, of Riverdale Road, Manchester, these charges include the theft of merchant till receipts from London Road Restaurant in Alderley Edge, driving while disqualified and without insurance in Northwich and Sproston and obstructing a police officer in Sproston.

Lyndsay Burdon, of Brynorme Road, Manchester, was also charged with the theft of merchant till receipts from London Road Restaurant and the also from Arthur Lee Interiors in Knutsford.

Charges for Sarah Burdon, of Evesham Road, Manchester, include retaining a wrongful credit of £1,000 at The Roebuck Inn in Mobberley.

The trio and Malhi, of Hobson Crescent, Audenshaw, appeared at Chester Crown Court yesterday, Thursday, where they pleaded guilty to all offences.

They have all been remanded in custody and are due to be sentenced in the week beginning July 20.