Julian Emms guilty of fraudulent use of motor neurone disease funds

23/02/2012

A Monmouthshire man accused of fraud relating to a fund set up to support his terminally ill son, has been found guilty at Cardiff Crown Court.

Julian Emms, of Caerwent, fraudulently obtained around £16,500 from the fund, which was set up to support his son Michael.

David Watts, Senior Crown Prosecutor for CPS Cymru-Wales, said: The money that Mr Emms fraudulently used was intended for charitable causes connected to his sons motor neurone disease. Im sure that many who gave to the fund will feel let down and angry to learn what happened to the money they contributed in good faith.

The particular circumstances surrounding this case undoubtedly make it an especially sensitive one.  However as prosecuting authorities, we have to remain dispassionate when dealing with cases like this. We have to treat this like any other case and present the prosecution case purely on the basis of the evidence available. By working in close partnership with Gwent Police, we were able to build a robust case that has led to todays conviction.