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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A dry day across the region with bright or sunny spells after a frosty start. However, cloud will tend to increase from the west by evening.
After a cold, bright and frosty start, skies will gradually turn cloudier through the afternoon. However, it will stay dry with light winds.
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