Con Man Used False Names For Grants

Monday, 28th September 2015 at 6:43pm

As reported in the Daily Mail, a Cambridge University academic used false names and invoices regarding non-existent initiatives to fraudulently steal hundreds of thousands of pounds from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

David Barrowclough made his first application for a lottery grant in 2005 and received regular grant money from 2006 until 2013, a court heard.

Barrowclough had been struck off as a solicitor in November 1997 when he was sentenced to four years in prison after admitting to 12 counts of theft.

The college were not made aware of Barrowclough’s previous convictions as he applied by using a CV and attached letter rather than filling in a standard application form that asks applicants about any criminal history.

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