Man who staged fake charity collections is jailed

Roy Bardy

Roy Bardy

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A man who conned Hampshire commuters of their hard-earned cash by staging fake charity collections has been jailed.

Over three years Roy Bardy, recruited volunteers and employees to stand at railway stations across the country including Winchester.

Officers investigating the 48-year-old found he was approaching charities and offering his services as a fundraiser to recruiting teams to stand at stations and collect donations.

Once he gained the charities trust he would contact train operators, to gain permission for his collectors to visit the stations.

Although some of the cash may have been handed to the charities Brady admitted to pocketing much of the money himself.

Now Roy Bardy, 48, faces 13-months behind bars after pleading guilty to two charges of false representation.

Sentencing him Judge Henry Blacksell said: “You made multiple fraudulent, deceiving transactions over the years. It was a breach of trust and a representation which causes people to suffer. You are a manipulator, and a dishonest man.”

Speaking after the case the head of the charity watchdog the Fundraising Standards board, Alistair McLean said: “This has come at a time when genuine charities need the public's donations now more than ever.

“The British Transport Police are to be congratulated on pursuing this case through to a successful prosecution. Without doing so, many more charity supporters may have been duped by this man and vital charitable donations lost.”

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7:18pm Wed 6 Feb 13

J.P.M says...

I wonder if Chris Huhne will get a longer sentence than this petty criminal?
I wonder if Chris Huhne will get a longer sentence than this petty criminal? J.P.M
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9:35pm Wed 6 Feb 13

wake up says...

J.P.M wrote:
I wonder if Chris Huhne will get a longer sentence than this petty criminal?
i expect HUHNE will get conditional DISCHARGE from his back passage, especially if he drops the soap in the showers lol HUHNE , NAME & NUMBER,,,,,,, HOPE THEY GIVE HIM A JOB IN THE GREENHOUSE,, he'd like that ....HUHNE THAT IS ,,,
[quote][p][bold]J.P.M[/bold] wrote: I wonder if Chris Huhne will get a longer sentence than this petty criminal?[/p][/quote]i expect HUHNE will get conditional DISCHARGE from his back passage, especially if he drops the soap in the showers lol HUHNE , NAME & NUMBER,,,,,,, HOPE THEY GIVE HIM A JOB IN THE GREENHOUSE,, he'd like that ....HUHNE THAT IS ,,, wake up
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10:11pm Wed 6 Feb 13

soobear says...

This is the reason why I rarely put anything in street collection boxes. There were a couple of very grubby looking superheros in southampton last week, and one swore at me because I didnt want to buy one of his bags of sweets for whatever cause he said he was collecting for. I felt he and his friend might possibly not have charity at the top of their concerns... thats just how they came across imo and I wouldnt give them anything.
This is the reason why I rarely put anything in street collection boxes. There were a couple of very grubby looking superheros in southampton last week, and one swore at me because I didnt want to buy one of his bags of sweets for whatever cause he said he was collecting for. I felt he and his friend might possibly not have charity at the top of their concerns... thats just how they came across imo and I wouldnt give them anything. soobear
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