Ex Swindon Town striker charged over alleged scam

Ex Swindon Town footballer, Nile Ranger has been charged over an alleged scam involving a vulnerable person’s bank details being taken so their savings could be accessed.

Nile Ranger charged by police
Nile Ranger charged by police

Southend United striker Nile Ranger, 25, has been charged with conspiracy to defraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering, police said.

The offences are alleged to have been committed in February 2015.

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Mr Ranger, of Bounds Green, north London, is due to appear at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court.

He signed a new three-and-a-half year contract with League One side Southend United at the start of this month, having started his career at Newcastle United before moving to Swindon Town and then Blackpool.

He joined Southend in the summer after a trial, having not played a first-team game since November 2014 while at Blackpool.

The ex Swindon striker Nile Ranger was previously charged with assault and criminal damage after he was alleged to have hit a woman and then kicked a door.