THREE men and three woman have appeared in court accused of a £3 million mortgage fraud.

Edwin McLaren, 49, Lorraine McLaren. 48, both of Quarriers Village, Renfrewshire, Arthur Horsey, 72, from Renfrew, John Horsey, 46, and Morag Horsey, 49, both from Haddington, East Lothian and Lorraine McKenzie, 41, from Bothwell, Lanarkshire, are alleged to have concealed, disguised and transferred criminal property between April 1, 2008 and November 17, 2012.

It is alleged by the Crown that £3,043.699 was obtained by fraud. All six pled not guilty to the charges against them which relate to the purchase of property in Renfrewshire, Dunbartonshire, and Lanarkshire and other parts of Scotland.

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