Sam Cook who had claimed to be a investment whizz – turning £2k into £21million – but has now been charged with fraud after detectives read his story. See SWNS story SWTEEN; Sam Cook who appeared in a number of newspaper stories in January this year boasting how he turned £2,000 into £21m in a year – has been summoned to appear at Plymouth Magistrates Court on July 1 where he must answer six counts of frauds by false representation, totalling £110,200 and one count of driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence. It is alleged he drove a vehicle without L plates whilst holding a provisional licence. The fraud is alleged to have taken place between June 19, 2014 and January 31, 2015. In January this year Cook told his local paper he was aiming to set up his own brokerage firm in Plymouth to invest clients’ money, employing about 30 staff. It is understood detectives from Plymouth police’s Financial Investigation Unit carried out inquiries following the release of The Herald article and Cook was interviewed as a result. He was served with a summons to court last Friday.

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