Former chief of education charity on trial for alleged fraud

Philip Bujak of Haywards Heath has pleaded not guilty to three charges of defrauding Montessori St Nicholas

Philip Bujak
Philip Bujak

A former chief executive of an education charity is on trial for fraud allegedly committed while he was working for the charity.

Philip Bujak, 57, of Haywards Heath in West Sussex, has pleaded not guilty to two counts of conspiracy to defraud and one count of fraud by false representation.

He was formerly the chief executive of Montessori St Nicholas, which supports nursery and school education, between 2003 and 2014, when he was suspended.

City of London Police said last year that its investigation started after being contacted by the charity in November 2014, and Bujak was arrested in January 2015. 

He has been on trial at Southwark Crown Court since 18 September, with three others, and the trial is scheduled to last eight weeks.

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