Search

Bogus charity collector avoids prison

PUBLISHED: 14:10 12 July 2012

Roberts was caught on CCTV

Roberts was caught on CCTV

Archant

A Gravesend mother who stole money from charity donation boxes in north Kent has walked free from court.

Michelle Roberts, 43, of Ascot Road, Gravesend, posed as a collector for charities including the Demelza Hospice, EllenorLions Hospice and the Kent Association of the Blind.

She pleaded guilty to six counts of fraud by false representation at an earlier date and yesterday (11) at Dartford Magistrates Court she was handed a one year prison sentence suspended for two years.

Roberts must also complete 200 hours of unpaid community work and pay compensation to the charities she stole from.

0 comments

Latest News

Yesterday, 14:54

Others, including Ashford MP Damian Green, have taken refuge in parliament offices

Yesterday, 17:13

They have stated that the terrorism threat in the UK is ‘severe’

Yesterday, 09:24

The long wait may finally be over...

Yesterday, 17:12

Visit Kent launches the project which will start in Medway and then be rolled out countywide during the next three years

Yesterday, 14:24

The Arts Council has issued grants across the country

Yesterday, 12:54

Charlie Elphicke called for assurance investment in the county’s infrastructure would be delivered

Most read

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Gravesend Reporter e-edition today E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Show Job Lists

Family Notices 24

Local business directory

Our trusted business finder