Charity Fraud

All charities are vulnerable to being defrauded due to the high value of assets they handle and the fact that they employ so many people and work with various external agencies. It is unnervingly easy for those who work for charities, and have the best intentions, to become unwittingly embroiled in fraudulent dealings.

We know that seeking legal advice in the early stages of an investigation can mean the difference between someone being treated as a victim of the fraud, or as a defendant. Charity fraud can be internal and involve staff, or external and involve people not directly linked to the charity.

JMW has vast experience in helping those who have been accused of committing charity fraud. We have worked with defendants who work for a charity, as well as external individuals.

To find out more about how our charity fraud solicitors in Manchester can defend you against related charges, call our experienced team today on 0800 652 5559. We can help charities from across the UK, including London.

Internal and external charity fraud

Internal fraud is committed by those directly linked to the charity, while external fraud is committed by those outside the organisation. Examples of internal fraud include:

  • An employee keeping donations for themselves
  • Misuse of charity credit cards or bank accounts
  • Staff deliberately claiming inaccurate expenses

Examples of external fraud include:

  • False invoices to get money from a charity
  • Using identity fraud to obtain money from a charity bank account
  • Phishing scams
  • Fraudulent fundraising in a charity’s name

Speak to our team

If you have been accused of being involved in charity fraud, we can help you. To find out more about the comprehensive range of services our team offers, call us today on 0800 652 5559 for more information, or fill in the online enquiry form.

Our links to other professionals mean we can create a bespoke defence team who will be able to expertly defend your corner – a team may include forensic computer experts, accountants, and others.


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