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The former chief executive of one of Teesside's best known hospices has been sentenced to four years behind bars after admitting fraud.
Fraud involving thousands of pounds of inflated travel expenses, exaggerated utility bills and unauthorised cash advances has been reported on overseas projects funded by the Scottish Government.
Almost half of all insider fraud in charities is not reported, according to a report by the official regulator.
The former boss of a branch of Age Concern has been jailed for defrauding the charity out of more than £700,000
Man pleads guilty to abusing his position as chief executive of Butterwick Hospice by using its credit card for personal gain.
A chief executive at Age Concern is behind bars after he was found guilty of diverting more than £700,000 from the charity to himself during a fraud spanning eight years.
This checklist should be read in conjunction with Tackling fraud in the charity sector: prevention is better than cure, a special report by the Fraud Advisory Panel and Charity Commission
Newcastle Crown Court heard he is accused of paying 60 cheques into his own account, awarding himself 12 unauthorised bonuses and 19 additional pension top-ups.
A five-part series on charity fraud is due to be broadcast on BBC1, with filming taking place next month.
The very nature of many non-profit organisations’ operating environment often means that there is possibility and scope for fraud.
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