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Yelland accountant facing charity fraud charges

09:44 21 December 2011

North Devon Magistrates Court, Barnstaple

North Devon Magistrates Court, Barnstaple


Former North Devon Animal Ambulance treasurer in court over £100,000 fraud allegations.

A Yelland accountant and former treasurer of North Devon Animal Ambulance is to appear in court charged with allegedly taking money from the charity totalling almost £100,000.

Jennifer Colenso, aged 69 and from West Yelland, is scheduled to appear at North Devon Magistrates in Barnstaple on Friday, January 6 to face eight counts of fraud and two of theft.

Mrs Colenso, who owns a local accountancy business called Colenso & Co, was arrested on February 16 this year and charged with the offences when she answered her bail on Thursday.

The eight fraud charges are for amounts ranging from £4,642 up to £23,634, while the theft charges relate to an amount of £3,652 and an amount of unknown value.


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