Challenger director faces criminal charges

Published: Wednesday, 29 September 2010

CHALLENGER'S Ed Rimmer appeared in court yesterday (Tuesday 28th September) to face 35 fraud-related charges, writes Allan Richards.

Charles Edward Stuart Rimmer (known as Ed Rimmer), aged 65, of Sheriffs Lench near Evesham, appeared before Worcester Magistrates to face:

  • 8 counts of fraud by abuse of position of trust
  • 9 counts of obtaining a money transfer by deception
  • 11 counts of fraud by false representation
  • 4 counts of false accounting
  • 4 counts of theft

Into administration

Ed Rimmer owned and ran two boating businesses. He was a partner at Challenger Syndicateships and a director of Challenger Syndicateships Ltd, until January 2008 when both businesses fell into administration.

Rimmer was arrested on 2nd June 2010 and questioned by West Mercia Police in relation to his business activities, charged on Tuesday 14th September and bailed to appear at court.

Crown Court

He was released on court bail until 23rd November when he will again appear before Worcester Magistrates where the matter will then be committed to the Crown Court.

It is understood that his wife and fellow director, Gill Rimmer was too ill to be questioned by police