Jennifer Colenso told prison is unavoidable after pleading guilty to defrauding charity of almost £100,000.

A former treasurer of North Devon Animal Ambulance has been told she faces jail after defrauding the charity of almost £100,000.

Jennifer Colenso, 69, was due to be sentenced at Exeter Crown Court on Thursday after pleading guilty to eight charges of fraud and one of theft that amounted to £99,476.67 stolen from the charity between October 2009 and November 2010.

Judge Phillip Wassall told the West Yelland accountant he could not avoid a custodial sentence despite her being the sole carer for her paraplegic husband.

Colenso was granted unconditional bail to give her time to put her affairs in order and told to return to the court on May 3 for sentencing.