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Birmingham Dogs Home: Ex-chief Simon Price charged with fraud

By Alex Ross | Birmingham | News | Published:

The former boss of Birmingham Dogs Home has been charged with fraud following a year-long police investigation.

Simon Price, who was chief executive of Birmingham Dogs Home, was arrested last year after £450,000 in donations went missing.

MORE: Police pass former Birmingham Dogs Home chief case to prosecutors

The 53-year-old was initially arrested on suspicion of theft but this month he has been charged with fraud by abuse of position.

His wife, Alayna, 38, who was commercial manager at the charity, faces the same charge.

The pair will appear at Birmingham Magistrates Court on November 1.

West Midlands Police had investigated the case since his arrest last November.

The case was then passed to the Crown Prosecution Service for review last month.

And last night the CPS confirmed the pair had been charged. The charity last month appointed a new chief executive, Giles Webber.

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Chairman John Wheatley described the past 12 months for the charity, which runs Sunnyside Centre in Coven, as a challenging time.

Birmingham Dogs Home rescues, cares for and rehomes dogs across the region.

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