[diggers350] Embezzlement of Public Funds, they create homelessness

mark mark at fefifofun.co.uk
Thu Jan 22 10:05:16 GMT 2009

As Brown et al continue their class-based assault on ‘benefit cheats’ and
‘shameless’ families to take attention  away from their ‘legal thievery’
usually through contracts PFI/PPP, perks and inflated wages ( no,
Blairites/Stazi-lovers, large wages do not mean attracted better employees )
yet another bent Labour councillor  gets caught out with fingers in the
till. This guy was also the ( homeless ) charity’s project director

Ex-council chief in charity theft (BBC news – occasionally report something
that’s not total garbage...)

A former Worcestershire council leader has pleaded guilty to stealing tens
of thousands of pounds from a charity. 

Ex- leader of Redditch Borough Council David Roy Cartwright, 52, admitted
stealing at least £24,695 from local homeless charity Step Out Drop In. He
also admitted making false claims for the charity totalling £63,467 between
June 1997 and April 2001. Cartwright, of Donnington Close, Redditch, will
return to Hereford Crown Court for sentencing on 27 February. The Step Out
Drop In charity has since collapsed. 

The court heard how Cartwright, who served as a councillor on three separate
occasions between 1986 and 2007, had made false claims to the borough
council, a charitable foundation and a government department. 

Fake invoices 

Police were called into investigate the former council leader after
Worcestershire County Council's adult services department became suspicious.

Between June 1997 and June 1998 he claimed £21,118 from the Department of
Environment, Transport and Regions after saying Step Out Drop In was
eligible for a grant to employ an extra member of staff when he knew it was

He submitted two invoices between February 2000 and July 2001 for £17,106
and £20,243 to Redditch Borough Council for payments that he knew were fake.

Cartwright, who was leader of the council on three separate occasions
between 2002 and 2003, 2004 and 2005, and May 2005 to October 2005, also
claimed £5,000 from the Eveson Charitable Trust after sending it a fake
builder's invoice. 

Det Con Andy Moseley, of West Mercia Police, said: "People often refer to
fraud as a victimless crime. It never is. 

"In this case, the victims are those homeless and vulnerable people who
stood to benefit from this charity but who found themselves looking
elsewhere for support and assistance when Mr Cartwright's criminal activity
finally and inevitably led to its collapse." 


Recently found out that the Dame Colette squat in Stepney Green that used to
have on benefit gigs was vacant because it was another Tower Hamlets-related
charity scam – there quite a lot at the time, but then council  housing
bosses didn’t have to break the law to fill their pockets – we have PFI/PPP
contracts for this. One council boss sold of a load of the stock in the
borough then joined the company it was sold to ( as reported in PE ) with a



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