Article 25’s office manager and book keeper Scott William Golding has been charged with fraud and false accounting after £200,000 went missing from the charity’s accounts
The 47-year-old was arrested and interviewed yesterday (14 July) in connection with the disappearance of money from the humanitarian architecture charity’s bank account.
Golding is set to appear at Thames Magistrates’ Court in London this morning, charged with false accounting and fraud by abuse of position.
The organisation, which has carried out projects in Nepal, Haiti, Ghana, and Burkina Faso, has launched an urgent rescue campaign, fearing it could enter liquidation if it does not find funds to cover the missing cash.
News of the arrest came as the charity hit its initial fundraising target of £130,000.
Sunand Prasad said the amount of support from architects, engineers and the wider industry had been ‘truly magnificent and very moving.’
He said: ‘I cannot thank them enough for their solidarity, support and generosity.
‘Having hit the target and decided to continue with our work with renewed vigour we will also take steps to ensure that Article 25’s financial controls and procedures are the best in the charity sector.’
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