Fraudster stole £45,000 from nursery

THE treasurer of a charity for nursery children stole almost £50,000 from it to fund his lifestyle - paying for the travel expenses of his mistress and illegitimate child and buying a Porsche, the Royal Court heard on Friday.

The case was heard in the Royal Court
The case was heard in the Royal Court

THE treasurer of a charity for nursery children stole almost £50,000 from it to fund his lifestyle - paying for the travel expenses of his mistress and illegitimate child and buying a Porsche, the Royal Court heard on Friday.

Despite earning a salary of £66,000 in his finance job, the employee - who was jailed for three years on Friday - defrauded the Silver Star Community Playgroup Association of about £46,000 over 2½ years - almost causing it to close.

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