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Former Dogs Home boss steals close to £1m from the charity

Friday 1st December, 2017

The former boss of Birmingham Dogs Home and his ex-wife have been warned they face jail for defrauding the charity of almost £900,000.

Simon Price, 53, has admitted 10 counts of fraud by abuse of position. Alayna Price, 39, admitted five counts of the same charge at Birmingham Crown Court.

Ms Price was a co-worker at the Dogs Home and it's claimed that the pair spent upwards of £75,000 from fraudulent funds on their lavish wedding.

The pair, now divorced, defrauded the charity for four years, were told to return to court for sentencing next month "expecting imprisonment".

Simon Price, of Somerton Drive, Solihull, was chief executive of the dogs home. He admitted fraud for sums ranging between £9,690 via false invoices and £399,350 connected to the sale of a house, which was bequeathed to the charity.

His former partner, who is pregnant, admitted fraud relating to legacy payments donated via the last will and testament of a number of dog lovers, amounting to about £254,000.