A woman from Clacton has been charged with fraud following a detailed investigation from Essex Police’s domestic abuse investigation team. 

Michelle Moore, 38, of West Avenue, appeared at Colchester Magistrates’ Court on May 30 to face a charge of fraud by false representation. 

It is alleged Moore accessed and spent money belonging to a woman who she was caring for between January 2020 and July 2023. 

Moore was released on conditional bail and will next appear at Chelmsford Crown Court on June 27.