The fraud was motivated purely by greed.
It is difficult to envisage a more serious fraud of its type than the one you committed.
What happened to the rest of the money - some £640,000 - is not known.
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Dry for much of the Wednesday with possible brighter spells in the east. Outbreaks of rain will spread southwards later in the day.
Wednesday will be another rather cloudy and mild day. Although dry for most the odd spot of drizzle is possible, mainly over high ground.