Fraudster stole £76k from children’s charity

Howard Rose is being forced to pay back more than �77k after stealing from a Yorkshire children's charity. (S)
Howard Rose is being forced to pay back more than �77k after stealing from a Yorkshire children's charity. (S)
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A FRAUDSTER has been ordered to pay back more than £77,000 after stealing from a Yorkshire children’s charity.

Howard Rose, 63, from The Village, Earswick, was ordered to pay £77,107.07 under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) at York Crown Court on Tuesday.

The confiscation order follows Rose’s conviction and sentencing in October last year, when he pleaded guilty to stealing £76,040 from the Yorkshire Children’s Hospital Trust.

Det Insp Ian Wills, of the force’s Financial Investigation Unit, said: “I am very pleased with the confiscation order given by the court.

“It sends the clear message that anyone who commits fraud will not benefit from their crimes.

“When they are caught, offenders will not only have to face the prospect of serving a prison sentence, but will have any money they have obtained through their crimes confiscated.”

Rose has to comply with the order within six months or face an additional 21-month prison sentence.

Under the terms of the POCA, if he does serve a prison sentence Rose will still have to comply with the order and pay the money.

The offences were committed between June 1 2007 and May 31 2010, when Rose was working as the administrator for the Yorkshire Children’s Hospital Trust.