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£90,000 Charity Fraud case – Catherine Silverton defends

A woman who faked cancer in a £90,000 fraud has been jailed for 4 years and five months at York Crown Court.

The defendant had previously pleaded guilty to 4 counts of fraud and one count of forgery.

Catherine Silverton who was instructed to defend said the defendant had a history of mental health issues and a borderline personality disorder “The defendant wishes to express through me her deepest remorse and regret for these offences. She acknowledges the harm done to all of the victims.

The case has attracted national media attention:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-47570377

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/mar/14/woman-jailed-for-faking-having-cancer-to-defraud-85000-from-charity

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