Tag Archives: Alan Salter

Charity for elderly at centre of fraud is forced to close down

BELLE MONT, our Sutton reporter, on how a meals on wheels service has been jeopardised by the actions of a LibDem councillor in Carshalton The Carshalton Association For The Elderly, the charity which ran meals on wheel and other services … Continue reading

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Dombey and Daughter: council questions over charity fraud

BELLE MONT, our Sutton correspondent, on the pressure mounting on another south London council leader It’s not just in Croydon where there have been calls for the council leader to resign. In Sutton, Ruth Dombey, who rules over that borough’s … Continue reading

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Salter conviction revives claims of council cover-up over fraud

Sutton Seniors Forum was a charity established 20 years ago by the parents of Ruth Dombey, now the LibDem leader of Sutton Council. Yesterday’s conviction of her former colleague Alan Salter for defrauding it of thousands of pounds has revived … Continue reading

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‘Deplorable’ LibDem councillor ‘lied and lied’ over charity thefts

Our Sutton reporter BELLE MONT on an 11th hour additional charge for fraudster which puts pressure on his former colleagues at the council Alan Salter, the former Liberal Democrat councillor in Sutton who stole more than £12,000 from local charities, … Continue reading

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Sentencing adjourned in case of LibDems’ fraudster councillor

BELLE MONT, our Sutton reporter, on the latest developments in the charity fraud case Sentencing for Alan Salter, the former Liberal Democrat councillor in Carshalton who has been found guilty on three charges of fraud and theft, has been adjourned … Continue reading

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Fraudster former LibDem councillor puts his home up for sale

A former senior Liberal Democrat councillor in Sutton, who is to appear in Croydon Crown Court this week for sentencing on theft and fraud charges, does not appear to expect to get off with a non-custodial sentence: Alan Salter has … Continue reading

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Commission finds Sutton elderly charity failed to report thefts

An investigation by the Charity Commission has found that Sutton Liberal Democrats may have been involved in preventing a prompt report to the police of serious concerns about the financial affairs of a local charity for the elderly. The Commission’s … Continue reading

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LibDems applaud Dombey for knowing nothing about fraud

Liberal Democrat councillors at a Sutton Council meeting applauded their leader, Ruth Dombey, after she admitted that she had no idea that one of her councillors had been defrauding a council-funded charity of thousands of pounds – even though her … Continue reading

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Mum’s the word: LibDem fraudster’s link with council leader

Ruth Dombey, the leader of Sutton Council, is facing further questions over how much she knew, and when, about the fraud case involving a charity serving local old people which led to the resignation of one of her fellow Liberal … Continue reading

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Sutton LibDem councillor resigns over financial allegations

A Liberal Democrat councillor in Sutton has resigned his seat after allegations of misappropriating client funds were made against him. According to the leader of Sutton council, the matter is being considered by the police. Alan Salter, elected as a … Continue reading

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