Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Sea Cadets Boss Facing Fraud Charge

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Sea Cadets Boss Facing Fraud Charge

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Byline: Sara Nichol Reporter sara.nichol@ncjmedia.co.uk

THE chairman of a North Tyneside youth charity has been accused of pocketing PS11,000 from its accounts.

Jonathan Grigg appeared in court charged with fraud, after he allegedly took the cash from the Whitley Baybased unit of the Sea Cadets.

I'm not sentencing are sufficient The 22-year-old spoke only to confirm his name, date of birth and address as he stood in the dock for a short hearing at North Tyneside Magistrates' Court.

particular District Judge He entered no plea to one charge of fraud.

The court heard that, acting as the trusted chairman, he forged signatures on some cheques while making others out to himself in order to siphon money from the charity into his own account.

Kerry Gates, prosecuting, said that the alleged offence took place over a fourmonth period from July 2015 to November 2015.

She also said that, due to the large amount of cash Grigg, of Monks Avenue, Whitley Bay, was accused of taking, the case should be heard at Crown Court. …

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