Police search for man connected to Lincolnshire NHS trust fraud

Police in Lincolnshire have reissued an appeal to find Bayo Lawrence Awonorin, wanted in connection with a multi-million pound fraud and money laundering investigation concerning a Lincolnshire NHS trust.

As previously reported, Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust was named among victims of a £12 million fraud investigation, dubbed Operation Tarlac.

Some 15 suspects in the investigation were charged with offences relating to the allegations.

The alleged scam involved people contacting organisations masquerading as legitimate construction companies contracted by them in 2012.

The ‘divert fraud’ case involved payments for construction works being diverted to other accounts after fraudsters allegedly claimed their bank details had changed.

Most appeared before Lincoln Magistrates Court on September 4.

Suspect Bayo Lawrence Awonorin is still wanted for failing to answer bail in connection with the investigation.

A Lincolnshire Police spokesperson said: “Awonorin has many aliases and all enquiries to locate him have failed.

“If you have any information as to his whereabouts, please call 101 quoting the crime occurrence number 32110042952.”