Fraud charge after fake charity bins found around Amber Valley

A man has been charged with fraud in connection with a series of charity clothing bins posing as collections for an armed forces charity were discovered around Amber Valley.

Daniel McAllister, 48, has been charged with fraud by false representation and will appear before magistrates in Chesterfield on Monday, July 22.

He was arrested in April after a search was carried out at his house in Carr Vale, Bolsover.

The 40 clothing bins were advertised as collecting on behalf of ‘Help our Fallen Heroes’ which was not a registered charity.

It is alleged that money made from weighing in clothing deposited in the bins was not donated to a registered charity.

The clothing bins were located across Chesterfield, Sheffield, Mansfield and Amber Valley.

A second man, aged 53, who was also arrested as part of the investigation was given a police caution for drugs offences and released without charge in connection with the fraud.

McAllister was charged with a second offence of fraud in connection with a mortgage application made to Santander bank in 2008.