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Edward McKenzie-Green pleaded guilty to the scam which saw him abusing his position to pay fake companies he had set up.
Eight arrests have been made as part of an investigation into charity fraud involving thousands of pounds intended to help people in Syria.
Fraud in the large charity sector costs £1.65bn a year, according to a report published today by accountants BDO and the Centre for Counter Fraud Studies in Portsmouth.
A treasurer who defrauded a church and its pre-school out of tens of thousands of pounds is facing jail. Nicola Holding, aged 49, has admitted taking at least £50,000 from St Boniface’s Church in St Budeaux and its pre-school.
The former head of counter-fraud at Oxfam in Oxford will appear at the Old Bailey next month charged with stealing from the charity. Edward McKenzie-Green, of The Leys, Chipping Norton, is accused of taking £62,857.58 and a laptop in 2011.
The Air Ambulance Service (TAAS) charity is warning people to beware of fraudulent collectors asking for donations via scam leaflets sent nationwide.
The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) warned other charities to be on their guard after the scam cost it about £2,000.
Labour’s Geoff Hammond, who represented Higham Hill ward in Walthamstow, was arrested in September by Westminster police investigating a reported fraud at an unnamed charity.
Four people are charged with conspiracy to commit fraud between April 10, 2012, and October 4, 2013, by spending money raised at a dinner held at the Celtic Manor which was intended for the charity.
A loans officer for the collapsed North Yorkshire Credit Union had previously defrauded a string of York businesses.
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