Charity fraud offences can have highly damaging consequences for organisations and individuals alike.
If you are charged with charity fraud, or if you work for a charitable organisation that is affected by it, the effects of any investigation could be highly damaging to your reputation and future. At MTM, we seek to mitigate these effects; we are skilled at dealing with the OSCR and at managing reputational issues in and out of court. We have long experience of challenging all evidence in such cases and in challenging financial experts whose expertise may be brought in by the prosecution as part of the case against you.
There is a moral aspect to such offences, and this makes a court much more likely to treat charity fraud offences harshly upon conviction: funds have been given by the general public – for the public good and to deserving causes. Charity fraud is often straightforward theft. A large part of such cases centres on what a person’s role and position is at the time of the alleged offence. Whether you are affected by a charge of charity fraud at an individual or an organisational level, it is vital that you get expert criminal law expertise from the outset.
Taking early action is the best way to approach a case and get the best possible outcome. Whatever your position - whether you have been charged or are about to be charged with an offence - call us on 0800 328 0944 for an initial free and confidential consultation.