Charity treasurer disqualified for fraud
A charity treasurer has been permanently disqualified from acting as a trustee after he moved more than £24,000 of charity cash into an account under his sole control.
The document shows that Kumar opened a charity bank account that was under his sole control and moved £24,310 of the organisation’s money into it by forging signatures on cheques.
He pleaded guilty to four offences of “creating and using false instruments” in February 2007 and was given a suspended 30-week prison sentence for forging charity documents.
The court accepted that Kumar had been trying to obtain money that was owed to him, but still imposed a sentence. A further charge of theft was dropped. He has been disqualified by the commission from acting as a trustee for any other charity.
The regulator has called an election to put in place a new board to run the charity.
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