Nettleham couple face charity fraud charges

A Lincolnshire couple are to appear in court accused of fraud and theft offences involving work for the charity Mencap.

Police have charged Peter Childs, 60, with 32 offences and Alison Childs, 46, both of Nettleham, with 29 offences.

A spokesman for Lincolnshire Police said they both "had a role within the charity".

They were released on police bail and will appear at Lincoln Magistrates' Court on 8 January.

Police said the charges relate to false accounting, fraud by abuse of position and theft.

A spokeswoman for Mencap, which supports people with a learning disability, said the branch involved was locally managed and not controlled by the national charity.

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