Woman arrested for posing as Grenfell Tower survivor to get money meant for victims
A woman has been arrested on suspicion of fraudulently obtaining money meant for Grenfell Tower survivors and bereaved families.
The 39-year-old is said to be neither a survivor of the deadly blaze or someone bereaved by the tragedy.
However, she attempted to fraudulently obtain money meant for those affected, police believe.
Scotland Yard said she was detained on Tuesday.
She has been bailed until a date in late August while the police investigation continues.
The arrest follows a wave of convictions against fraudsters who attempted to profit from the disaster.
The Metropolitan Police confirmed five people have so been convicted on fraud-related charges, five further suspects have been charged and a number of other investigations are ongoing.
A spokeswoman added: The Met will continue to investigate anyone thought to be fraudulently profiting from the tragic event.