A man who stole almost £1 million pounds from children's cancer charities, including one he set up for his own son, has been jailed for five years.
Kevin Wright was caught after a mother who's son was being treated at Nottingham Queen's Medical Centre reported him to police when she became concerned about his fund raising.
Rajiv Popat sent this report from court.
Kevin Wright, who stole nearly £1 million from children's charities, including one he set up to help his own son, has been sentenced to five years in prison at Nottingham Crown Court.
Wright, 49, from Tamworth, was convicted of fraud and theft through charity work last month.
The sentencing hearing for the Staffordshire father that stole thousands of pounds from the charity fund he set up to help his son who was suffering from cancer is underway at Nottingham Crown Court.
Speaking in court, Kevin Wright's defence barrister said:
This is a unique fraud case, not a typical one. He didn't lead a lavish lifestyle to enrich himself.
– Wright's defence barrister
His primary motive was to help others and temptation clearly got in the way because of the large amounts of money involved.
The judge responded to this defence of Wright's actions, saying:
– Judge Greg Dickinson, Nottingham Crown Court
He is not a latter day Robin Hood. I will not accept the suggestion he was trying to help other people. He was selfish and arrogant
Kevin Wright, who was found guilty of stealing thousands from fund he set up to raise money to help children with cancer arrived at Nottingham Crown Court for sentencing today.
On arrival Mr Wright stopped and spoke to reporters.
A Staffordshire father who stole over £170,000 from the cancer charity set up to raise money for his son's treatment appears in Nottingham Crown Court today for sentencing.
Kevin Wright, 49, was convicted of fraud and theft through charity work in August this year.