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Trustee accused of defrauding disability charity pension scheme

The Pensions Regulator is looking to prosecute the former head of a disability charity over suspicions he defrauded the charity’s pension scheme.

Patrick McLarry is accused of transferring more than a quarter of a million pounds from the pension scheme of Yateley Industries for the Disabled, and faces one fraud-related charge.

The Pensions Regulator is also looking to bring its first ever money laundering related prosecution, as McLarry’s wide, Sanda also faces four charges of money laundering from the watchdog.

The offences are said to have taken place between April 2011 and September 2013 when Mr McLarry was both the chief executive and chairman of the charity and a director of the corporate trustee of the charity’s pension scheme.

Mrs McLarry was the secretary of the Hampshire-based charity’s board.

Mr McLarry, 70, and Mrs McLarry, 59, reside in Bere Alston, Devon.

They have been summonsed by Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court to appear at the court on 19 March.

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