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Toby Nye's mother admits fraud

The mother of six year old Toby Nye, who died in January after battling a brain tumour, has admitted committing fraud on the trust fund set up to pay for her sons specialist cancer treatment.

Toby's medical treatment was not in any way affected by the fraud. Credit: Editorial

Toby's plight was taken up by Leeds United and more than £200,000 was raised after he was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a rare form of cancer, on his 4th birthday in 2017.

His mother Stacey Worsley, 32, from Leeds, faced one count of committing fraud by false representation between January 2017 and March the following year.

She will be sentenced on March 29.

Toby past away in January after battling a brain tumour Credit: Editorial

West Yorkshire Police said that Toby's medical treatment was not in any way affected by the fraud.

They added that as part of the investigation, they've secured the return of all of the money involved with a view to the majority being used to support an identical local good cause, which is yet to be decided on.