Ex-council worker James Thatcher sentenced over fraud

A former employee of a Kent council has been given a suspended jail term after pleading guilty to five fraud charges.

James Thatcher, 46, of Premier Way in Kemsley, admitted four counts of fraud by abuse of position and one of theft.

The charges related to about £8,000 donated to Swale Borough Council's sports development department.

Thatcher was sentenced at Maidstone Crown Court to four months in prison suspended for two years, and was told to undertake 100 hours of unpaid work.

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