Father guilty of charity fraud

A man accused of stealing tens of thousands of pounds from a fund set up to raise money for his son's cancer treatment has been found guilty of theft & fraud.

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CPS: Kevin Wright was "manipulating people's natural sympathies"

The Crown Prosecution Service have given their reaction after a father from Staffordshire was found guilty of fraud and theft through charity work.

Kevin Wright abused his high position of trust in the most cynical and dishonest way possible.

Whatever the original motive for setting up the Bobby Wright Cancer Fighting Fund, over time Kevin Wright became adept at manipulating people's natural sympathies to defraud the public out of vast sums of money."

– Andrew West, a specialist fraud lawyer for the Crown Prosecution Service,

Kevin Wright, 49, from Quince, Amington, stole a total of £171,500 from the Bobby Wright Cancer Fighting Fund which was set up to raise money for his son's treatment after he was diagnosed with neuroblastoma - a rare form of cancer - at the age of three in 2005.

Mr Wright will be sentenced at Nottingham Crown Court on September 5th.

Dad guilty over charity fraud

A father accused of stealing money from a fund set up to raise money for his son's cancer treatment, has been found guilty of fraud and theft. Kevin Wright raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for the Bobby Wright Cancer fighting Fund. He also set up appeals for other sick children.

But today a jury at Nottingham Crown Court decided he'd used large amounts of the donated money to fund his own personal investments and lifestyle. Watch Phil Brewster's full report.

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