Thieving charity accountant jailed for four years

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An accountant who stole more than £44,700 from a brain injury charity he worked for has been jailed for four years. 

Last month David Field from Ross-on-Wye pleaded guilty to fraud charges at Herefordshire Crown Court.

According to the ruling, Field stole more than £34,000 while working for the charity, while judge Daniel Pearce-Higgins added the £10,000 he had earned in wages to his illegal gains.

The court heard how the accountant splashed his stolen cash via the charity's debit card on 'extreme dating' websites, viagra, flowers for his wife and on a mystery woman. 

Field was employed by a regional branch of Herefordshire Headway, a charity that supports and rehabilitates people with acquired brain injuries.

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