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Gay activist pleads guilty to fraud

PinkNews Staff Writer August 16, 2010
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An LGBT community leader in Lincolnshire has pleaded guilty to three counts of fraud.

Daniel Boulton, of Brereton Avenue, Cleethorpes, is known for running gay support groups around Grimsby.

He admitted fraudulently spending a £5,000 grant given to him by Hull city council.

He was given the grant to set up LGBT helpline in the city called LBGT Switchboard Ltd.

However, he wrote cheques from the charity bank account to himself and attempted to use them to pay for food and accommodation.

According to the Grimsby Telegraph, Boulton tried to cash cheques from the charity bank account worth £1,500 and £700 between May and September 2008.

He forged the signatures on the cheques and also attempted to use a cheque for £2,300 to pay for accommodation.

Boulton, a former management consultant, was warned by Recorder Abdul Iqbal that he could be jailed. He will be sentenced at a later date.

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