Enterprise information: the former bookkeeper for architecture charity Report 25 has been charged with fraud and false accounting, after £200,000 disappeared from the organisation’s accounts.

The 47-12 months-previous former bookkeeper for the charity, Scott William Golding, was arrested and charged with fraud and false accounting on 14 July, in accordance to a statement issued by London’s Metropolitan Police Services.

Golding was due to appear in custody at Thames’ Magistrates Court in London right now.

The charity, which was set up in 2004 to supply architectural companies in regions impacted by disaster, faced insolvency following the discovery of a £200,000 hole in its finances on 29 June.

Donations of £130,000 had been raised following an urgent appeal launched by the architectural support charity, which was forced to phone in an insolvency professional soon after identifying unaccounted transactions in its financial institution statements.

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The money will prevent Post 25’s insolvency and enable it to proceed its activities in Myanmar, Haiti and Nepal, the place it is working on projects to offer well being and education facilities. It is also at the moment establishing earthquake-resistant housing that it hopes will reduce the impact of future disasters.

“There has been a genuinely magnificent, and extremely moving, response to our approaches to architects, engineers and the wider sector to pledge money to enable Report 25 to survive,” explained Report 25 chairman Sunand Prasad.

“I cannot thank them adequate for their solidarity, help and generosity. Obtaining hit the target and determined to continue with our function with renewed vigour we will also get actions to make sure that Article 25’s economic controls and procedures are the best in the charity sector, which is so vulnerable to theft and fraud.”

The Uk charity was founded by British architect and broadcaster Maxwell Hutchinson following the Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami in 2004, to provide architectural providers for areas devastated by disaster.

Formerly know as Architecture for Assist, the charity changed its title in 2008 to Write-up 25 after the 25th article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – the right to adequate living specifications.

Major photograph is of the Bethel School in Burkina and courtesy of Grant Smith.



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