(2009) Labour council leader David Roy Cartwright -GUILTY OF FRAUD

A former Worcestershire council leader has pleaded guilty to stealing tens of thousands of pounds from a charity.

Ex-leader of Redditch Borough Council David Roy Cartwright, 52, admitted stealing at least £24,695 from local homeless charity Step Out Drop In.

He also admitted making false claims for the charity totalling £63,467 between June 1997 and April 2001.

Cartwright, of Donnington Close, Redditch, will return to Hereford Crown Court for sentencing on 27 February.

The Step Out Drop In charity has since collapsed.

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