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ecoislandfraudinvestigationUPDATED: A 52-year-old man, understood to be Eco Island’s CEO David Green, has been arrested on suspicion of fraud.

A spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary yesterday (Thursday) confirmed that a man was helping Police with their enquiries, however did not officially name Mr Green as the suspect.

It has been locally reported that David Green, who set up The Ecoisland CIC in 2011, is the unnamed man arrested as part of the ongoing enquiries into an unaccounted £115,000.

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As revealed yesterday, the Isle of Wight Council have requested Hampshire Constabulary to investigate Eco Island for an unaccounted sum of £115,000, which was granted as part of the ‘Green Deal’ scheme in which the Council awarded Eco Island £240,000 of public money.

Anyone with further information can contact police by phoning 101. Mini-com users can phone 01962 875000. Alternatively, call the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111 if you wish to remain anonymous.

UPDATE FRIDAY – The age of the gentleman arrested has been corrected from 54 to 52. Hampshire Constabulary issued an incorrect age.

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