An accountant who was jailed for five years after he stole £525,905 from a church and a religious charity has been ordered to repay just £1.
Stephen Methuen from Wordsley in the West Midlands was the treasurer of Amblecote Christian Centre in Stourbridge and the Christian International Relief Mission.
He took the money over a six-year period and pleaded guilty to 12 counts of false accounting on 4 October, plus four charges of cheating HMRC by filing gift aid repayment claims which overstated the total charitable donations that were made.
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