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  • 11 Jul 2022 9:10 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Metropolitan Police has confirmed that Martin Sargeant, former Head of Operations in the Two Cities, has been charged with fraud and money-laundering, dating back to between 2009 and 2019.

    https://www.london.anglican.org/articles/update-on-fraud-investigation/

  • 04 Apr 2022 10:26 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    HMRC and the Charity Commission have both released guidance for avoiding self assessment scammers and bogus charities attempting to exploit the public.

    https://www.icaew.com/insights/viewpoints-on-the-news/2022/mar-2022/self-assessment-and-ukraine-crisis-fraud-prompts-warnings

  • 24 Jan 2022 9:11 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A former manager at an autism charity has been jailed after it was found she used the organisation’s funds for private holidays.

    https://westbridgfordwire.com/autism-charity-manager-jailed-after-stealing-145000-for-holidays-and-concerts/

  • 17 Jan 2022 11:47 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The former director of the Dean Heritage Centre at Soudley, nr Cinderford, was convicted today of two offences of fraud against the charity-run museum.

    https://www.punchline-gloucester.com/articles/aanews/director-convicted-of-two-fraud-offences

  • 20 Dec 2021 10:03 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The lead investigator of a complex fraud case which saw a manager take almost £30,000 from his charity has labelled him "incredibly selfish".

    https://www.northantslive.news/news/northamptonshire-news/detective-takes-aim-incredibly-selfish-6361515

  • 12 Dec 2021 10:02 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Action Fraud is sounding the alarm that £1.6million of the nation’s money has lost to online charity fraud in 2021. In response to this developing issue, the scam watchdog is teaming up with the Fundraising Regulator, the Charity Commission for England and Wales and National Trading Standards to inform the public of this issue and prevent it from continuing.

    https://www.express.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/1531200/scam-online-charity-fraud-UK-2021

  • 01 Nov 2021 10:07 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Charity Commission is today warning charity leaders to protect their organisations against fraud and cybercrime, after new figures show charities reported almost £8.6 million of lost funds in the last financial year.

    https://www.gov.uk/government/news/take-action-on-fraud-regulator-warns-charities-as-new-figures-show-over-8-million-reported-lost-to-crime-last-year

  • 10 Oct 2021 11:17 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Two people have been summonsed to be charged in connection with an online donation page set up to raise money in memory of four men from Calne who died in a car crash.

    https://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2021-10-05/two-men-accused-of-fraud-over-gofundme-page-set-up-for-crash-victims

  • 26 Sep 2021 11:29 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    In this ICAEW Insights podcast we examine the government’s new Health and Social Care Levy, look at the rising tide of ransomware, and outline how the pandemic has changed fraud in the charity sector.

    https://www.icaew.com/insights/podcast/national-insurance-rise-ransomware-and-charity-fraud

  • 06 Sep 2021 10:36 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The actions of a charity, its staff and volunteers are critical to the effective prevention of fraud. With more than half of fraud affecting charitable organisations being committed by known individuals, more needs to be done to establish a culture of appropriate challenge and scrutiny.

    https://solicitorsjournal.com/sjarticle/Close%20to%20home

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