ShelterBox founder Tom Henderson appears in court on fraud charges

Henderson was removed as chief executive of the disaster relief charity in 2012 and was arrested in 2013 with his son John and another man on suspicion of fraud and money-laundering offences

Tom Henderson
Tom Henderson

Tom Henderson, the founder and former chief executive of the disaster relief charity ShelterBox, has appeared in court on fraud and theft charges.

Henderson, 63, from Helston, Cornwall, appeared at City of London Magistrates’ Court yesterday charged with three counts of fraud of abuse by position and one of attempted theft from the charity.

He is charged with one count of fraud by abuse of position in which he is alleged to have conspired with his son John Henderson, 32, from Hale, Greater Manchester, another in which he is alleged to have conspired with his son and Darren Gervis, 41, from Beaminster, Dorset, and another in which he is alleged to have misused a credit card.

He did not enter a plea and was bailed to appear at the Old Bailey on 22 September.

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