Former ACCA president prosecuted for theft

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Former health service chief and ex ACCA president Dennis Yeates was sentenced to 32 weeks imprisonment yesterday at Warwick Crown Court after pleading guilty to a £20,000 theft.

He received a two year suspended sentence and was ordered to undertake 180 hours of unpaid work, as well as paying £550 in prosecution costs.

Yeates lost his job as deputy director of finance with the Worcestershire Mental Health Partnership and NHS Trust in 2007 but lead a double life, telling his family he was still in employment.

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By Anonymous
06th Jan 2010 16:18

ACCA President

This must be a real smack in the teeth for ACCA.

It just shows that no-one is perfect, after all.

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06th Jan 2010 17:22

As I read the details I couldn't help

but wonder, possibly in disbelief, whether there is a hidden story/events behind this. With someone of that calibre and status you just don't want to believe it.

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By Anonymous
07th Jan 2010 13:26

He is a human first


He is a human Designations / title are letter things

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By Anonymous
11th Jan 2010 16:35


One can never condone this sort of thing and as an ACCA member I am highly embarassed.

However I also note that had it not been for the other Woman, then this case may have remained a family matter.

Certainly no action has been taken against MP's for much larger amounts I wonder why this case was pusued when MP's have escaped similar justice.

Fair treatment ??? human rights ??

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By Anonymous
11th Jan 2010 16:38


If Dennis was in love then his mind was disturbed by hormones!

Surely love is a sickness which causes insanity.

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