James Lake opens the charity fraud to the jury

The founder of a children’s cancer charity has gone on trial accused of fraud and stealing £122,000 of donations.

Prosecutor James Lake told Bradford Crown Court the accused had “massively” under-declared the organisation’s revenue and had paid about £345,000 into accounts not linked to the charity.

Mr Lake said the offences came to light in October 2015 after it was discovered the accused paid large sums of the charity’s money into a “secret bank account”.

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