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Former head of JSPCA pleads guilty to fraud

Over ten years he took £300,000 of the charity’s income for himself. Credit: ITV Channel TV

The former head of the JSPCA Stephen John Coleman has pleaded guilty to 19 charges of fraud at Jersey's Royal Court.

  • 15 counts of fraud
  • Two counts of forgery
  • Two counts of uttering forged documents
The former head of the JSPCA Stephen John Coleman has pleaded guilty to 19 charges of fraud at Jersey's Royal Court. Credit: ITV Channel TV

Police say that over ten years he took £300,000 of the charity’s income for himself.

It comes after an 18-month investigation by Jersey’s Joint Financial Crime Unit.

Faced with the evidence we had painstakingly secured, it is clear that he felt no option but to admit to his crimes in full.

The crimes he committed had a devastating impact on the charity he claimed to serve.

He abused a position of significant trust and endangered the vital relationship between the JSPCA and the public.

– States of Jersey Police

A statement was made by the States of Jersey Police.

At court he was remanded into custody and will next appear on 6 February for sentencing.