Charity fraud offences can take many forms by both companies and employees. Common fraudulent activities include retaining charitable donations for personal gain, claiming inaccurate expenses from a charity and misusing money obtained from the charity. Offences can extend to fundraising organisations with which charities contract to fundraise on their behalf in return for a fee to the company based upon funds raised or donors who subscribe.
Very often, such companies rely on the integrity of the data and details supplied by their fundraising team who themselves are remunerated on a commission basis. Any dishonesty on the part of the fundraising team can often lead to allegations against the company itself.
Operating nationwide from our bases in the City of London and central Manchester Cunninghams are leaders in defending those accused of serious fraud and complex crime and are consistently ranked as a leading practice in these fields in all guides to the UK legal profession. Specialising in this work for over 30 years has resulted in an enviable network of experts, forensic accountants, QC’s and senior barristers to draw upon as we tailor our clients bespoke defence team
All our serious casework is led by a director with who you will have direct contact. If you are being investigated or have been charged with charity fraud it is important not to delay. Contact us and you will receive immediate expert advice from an experienced fraud defence lawyer.