Company secretary charged with defrauding employer


CPS South West has today authorised Devon and Cornwall Constabulary to charge Helen Maria Hart, 45, from Redruth, Cornwall, with more than 20 counts of fraud by abuse of position.

CPS Crown Advocate, Julian Herbert said: "Having reviewed this case in line with the Code for Crown Prosecutors, I have today decided that there is sufficient evidence to charge Helen Hart and that it is in the public interest to do so."

It is alleged that between 2006 and 2011, Helen Hart fraudulently obtained funds totalling more than  £500,000 from her employer, PDP Green Consulting Ltd.

Helen Hart will next appear at Truro Magistrates' Court on 6 July, when her case will be committed to the Crown Court.