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Prince Charles' charity shut down amid fraud probe

Friday, April 30, 2010
** FILE ** In this Sept. 12, 2008 file picture, Britains Prince Charles visits emergency services personnel at Morpeth Fire Station, Morpeth, England. The Prince of Wales will celebrate his 60th birthday on Friday Nov. 14, 2008. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell, WPA Pool)

** FILE ** In this Sept. 12, 2008 file picture, Britain's Prince Charles visits emergency services personnel at Morpeth Fire Station, Morpeth, England. The Prince of Wales will celebrate his 60th birthday on Friday Nov. 14, 2008. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell, WPA Pool) (AP Photo)

A British charity promoting homeopathy that was founded by Prince Charles says it is shutting down, days after police arrested a former official for alleged fraud and money laundering.

The Prince's Foundation for Integrated Health said in a statement Friday the fraud investigation speeded up a closure that had been planned for many months.

Police arrested a 40-year-old man and a 54-year-old woman Tuesday, saying the pair were linked to a complaint about fraud at the charity.

Prince Charles set up the charity in 1993 to promote "integrated health care" - combining conventional medicine with alternative therapies including acupuncture, aromatherapy, homeopathy and massage.

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