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Hereford man collected fake donations for Help for Heroes
8:50am Monday 18th June 2012 in News
A Hereford man admitted six counts of fraudulently collecting donations for Help for Heroes while posing as a member of the Army.
Benjamin Revell, aged 24, pleaded guilty to six counts of fraud and six counts of theft when he appeared at Newport Crown Court.
The charges state that Revell made a false representation as a member of the armed forces collecting money for the charity and that he also stole the contents of collection buckets belonging to Help for Heroes.
The offences were committed between May 7 and July 23 last year.
A total of £101.71 was stolen from a bucket on July 23, 2011. No amounts were given for the other theft charges.
The Hereford Times previously reported how Revell carried out the collections in Newport, Ystrad Mynach and Merthyr Tydfil.
The defendant denied a charge of fraud and a charge of theft relating to a similar offence on April 30.
These charges will lie on file.
Revell, of Hinton Crescent, also pleaded guilty to a charge of perverting the course of justice between May 14 and July 16 last year after he persuaded Jonathan Anderson, 30, of St James Road, Hereford, to accept responsibility for a road traffic offence he committed in return for a payment.
Anderson also pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice when he appeared alongside Revell in court.
The pair were released on bail and are due to be sentenced on July 2.