Man found guilty of charity fraud
A man has been found guilty of fraud amounting to £236,500 after an investigation was carried out into donations made to a charity that didn't exist [7 June 2012].
The man, aged 63, from West Sussex was found guilty of 33 counts of fraud.
The offences are reported to have been carried out between May 2009 and February 2011. They occurred in a number of different areas including Liphook, Petersfield and Southampton in Hampshire.
Incidents were also recorded in Kingston Gorse and Horsham in West Sussex.
Fake charity ball
Sussex Police carried out the investigation into donations that were supposedly being made to a charity including money that was being given for a charity ball that didn't exist.
The 63-year-old was accused of fraud by misrepresentation and is due to be sentenced on 26 June. He was remanded in custody following the guilty verdict.
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