Fundraiser jailed for keeping cash meant for Lee Rigby's son
A fundraiser has been jailed for failing to hand over more than £20,000 raised for Lee Rigby’s son.
Gary Gardner was sentenced to half of a two-and-a-half-years for two counts of fraud committed in the three years after the soldier’s murder in 2013.
The 56-year-old lorry driver, who has previous convictions for theft and fraud dating to 1980 and 1995, showed no emotion as he was told he had caused trauma to the soldier’s widow, Rebecca Rigby.
Gardner, of Medbourne in Leicestershire, who was found guilty on Thursday after an eight-day trial, was accused of using some of the charity funds to... read more
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