Tuesday 17th July, 2018
A finance director has been jailed for six years after stealing nearly £800,000 from a charity closely associated with the Notting Hill Carnival.
Between March 2014 and December 2016 she defrauded the Carnival Village Trust and its trading arm Tabernacle W11 out of £784,262.56.
She made 530 separate payments into her account while employed by the charity.
The money was disguised as payments to legitimate Carnival suppliers and clients, as well as to government organisations.
She pleaded guilty at Isleworth Crown Court to one count of fraud and another of removing criminal property from the UK.