Ex-council worker James Thatcher charged with fraud

A former employee of a Kent council is accused of committing fraud amounting to about £8,000.

James Thatcher, 46, of Premier Way in Kemsley, is charged with four counts of fraud by abuse of position and one count of theft.

Kent Police said an allegation was made in December 2012 in relation to money donated to Swale Borough Council's sports development department.

Mr Thatcher is due to appear before Maidstone magistrates on 15 October.

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