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A conman who posed as a vicar and tricked Merseyside charities out of about £90,000 has been jailed for five years.
He was charged with fraud by abuse of position as treasurer between September 2011 and July 2012. The figure involved is £31,003.
Kersys, who moved to England from Lithuania with his family, blew the cash on lavish spending sprees and bought a £22,500 Audi Q7 luxury 4x4, a Playstation games console and a top of the range mountain bik, was unrepentant and sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison.
Walsall Magistrates Court heard the defendant admit to withdrawing £4,430 from cashpoints using the charity’s debit card in January this year. Prosecuting, Mrs Maggie Meakin told the court yesterday that Hall had made 25 transactions on the card before throwing it away.
A "professional conman" who posed as a vicar to scam Liverpool charities out of £30,000 has pleaded guilty to fraud.
Chris O'Neill pleaded guilty to two counts of fraud, gambling the money which was meant to have helped injured soldiers, he has been jailed for three years.
The Charity Fraud Line, likely to start work next month, will retain callers' anonymity and will run all day, every day. The anti-crime charity Crimestoppers is to launch a charity fraud reporting telephone line and website for charities and their staff.
A woman has been arrested over allegations of fraud against a Preston charity. The Space Centre in Ashton was left with a £800,000 funding black hole after funding it believed it had secured never arrived.
A HOLLYWOOD man has been jailed for three years after a fraud which saw him con charities, public bodies and businesses of hundreds of thousands of pounds by duping them into advertising in a student magazine that had ceased publishing.
A suspected fraudster, regarded as one of the region’s most wanted criminals, has been arrested after he allegedly struck again in Staffordshire.
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