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Man charged over £440,000 Wessex Heartbeat charity theft

Heartbeat House
Image caption Wessex Heartbeat supports the cardiac centre at Southampton General Hospital

A former financial controller has been charged over the theft of more than £440,000 from a hospital charity.

Ronald Chigunwe worked for Wessex Heartbeat, which supports the cardiac centre at Southampton General Hospital.

The 40-year-old, of Breadels Field, Basingstoke, faces seven charges including fraud by abuse of position, converting criminal property and money laundering, between 2008 and 2015.

He is due to appear before Southampton magistrates on 11 July.

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