Man admits stealing £300,000 from collections for Help for Heroes

Man admits stealing £300,000 from collections for Help for Heroes

29 Jul 2014 | Kirsty Weakley
Tags: Fraud

A man has admitted pocketing £300,000 donated by members of the public who believed it would go to Help for Heroes.


Man admits stealing £300,000 from collections for Help for Heroes

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