Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Charity’s former head of finance jailed after stealing £54,000

The former head of finance at Welsh community regeneration charity NSA Afan has been jailed after stealing £54,000 from the organisation. 

Wales Online reported that Gemma Ellen Mason was sentenced to 12 months in prison, and will serve half that time in custody before being released on licence. It said that Swansea Crown Court heard last week that for three-and-a-half years Mason was using the charity’s bank cards to buy things for herself - in total spending some £53,673 of the charity’s money. The website reported that Mason had spent the money on items including fake tan, designer clothes and shoes, handbags, make-up, a diamante-studded headboard, a sofa, novelty penis-shaped drinking straws, cocktail umbrellas, champagne buckets and a tablet computer. -

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