Former treasurer of Bideford Air Training Corps charged with fraud

North Devon Magistrates Court, Barnstaple

North Devon Magistrates Court, Barnstaple - Credit: Archant

North Devon Magistrates’ Court heard allegations the former treasurer stole more than £4,500 from the organisation.

THE former treasurer of the Bideford Air Training Corps has appeared in court charged with defrauding the organisation of more than £4,500.

Allan Benson of Malvern Way, Bideford, entered no plea to the charge of fraud by abuse of position at North Devon Magistrates’ Court on Friday.

The 56-year-old former commanding officer was alleged to have taken the money between July 2006 and June 2011.

Magistrates sent the case to Exeter Crown Court where Benson will appear on August 23. He was released on unconditional bail.

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