Charity fraudster jailed

A fraudster who stole hundreds of thousands of pounds from charities - including a cancer charity in Chesterfield - has been jailed.

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Judge tells fraudster he could harm public confidence in charity

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Polak admitted fraudulently duping two cancer charities and a cerebral palsy charity out of at least £213,906 whilst fundraising for them

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Judge Denis Watson QC: "the harm to public confidence by this offence is immense. The giving to public causes will suffer because of this."

Charity fraudster jailed

A fraudster who stole hundreds of thousands of pounds from charities - including a cancer charity in Chesterfield - has been jailed. Harris Polak from Liverpool has admitted fraudulently duping two cancer charities and a cerebral palsy charity out of at least £213,906 whilst fundraising for them.

The 54 year old has been sentenced to 45 months in prison.

"The harm to public confidence by this offence is immense. The giving to public causes will suffer because of this."

– Judge Denis Watson QC

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