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Charity Fraud Sentence

Woman who cheated a charity out of almost a £100,000 is sentenced to 14 months in prison.

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Judge says charity worker breached trust

69-year-old Jennifer Colenso admitted eight counts of fraud and one of theft whilst working as a volunteer treasurer for the animal charity, the North Devon Animal Ambulance.

She was jailed for 14 months by Judge Phillip Walsall at Exeter Crown Court.

This was a gross breach of trust not only put in you by the charity but also by those who donated to it in good faith".

– Judge Phillip Walsall

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