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Defence Against Charity Fraud Allegations
Have you been accused of committing charity fraud? If so, our specialist team of solicitors is here to offer the guidance you need.
We can help if you are an employee or trustee of the charity, or if you normally have no dealings with the charity but have been charged with committing external fraud against it.
With years of experience working on cases of this kind, we know that seeking legal advice in the early stages of an investigation can mean the difference between being treated as a victim of the fraud, or as a defendant. Therefore, it is essential to get help from the experts, ensuring you are well defended against your charges.
We can support defendants who have been accused of defrauding a charity for which they work - known as internal fraud - in the following ways:
- Keeping donations for themselves
- Misuse of charity credit cards or bank accounts
- Deliberately claiming inaccurate expenses
In addition, we can represent those who have been accused of defrauding a charity with which they have no connection - known as external fraud - in the following ways:
- Using false invoices to get money from a charity
- Using identity fraud to obtain money from a charity bank account
- Running phishing scams
- Fraudulent fundraising in a charity’s name
Why Choose JMW?
JMW has vast experience in helping those accused of committing charity fraud. As a result, we have great insight into the charity and voluntary sector and how these kinds of cases typically work.
All charities are vulnerable to being defrauded due to the high value of assets they handle, as well as 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. Our team will fight for your reputation and help you defend against these serious allegations.
The business crime team at JMW, which represents organisations and individuals across the UK, has a reputation for being one of the best in the North West and our track record of successfully representing those facing charity fraud charges speaks for itself.