Wareham Man Arrested Over RNLI Fraud

An RNLI employee from Wareham has been arrested on suspicion of defrauding the lifeboat charity.

The Poole-based organisation made a complaint to the UK's national fraud centre Action Fraud. It's not been revealed how much money was taken.

Police say a 53-year-old man has been bailed until next March.

A Dorset Police spokesperson said:

"The RNLI made a complaint of fraud to Action Fraud which was referred to Dorset Police on 8 May 2014 to be investigated.

"As a result of the investigation a 53-year-old man from the Wareham area was arrested on suspicion of fraud and has been released on police bail until the middle of March 2015."

An RNLI spokesperson said:

"We can confirm that a member of staff has been arrested in connection with alleged fraud.

"The RNLI takes any allegations of criminal behaviour very seriously and we are working closely with the police as well as conducting our own internal investigation. As this is a criminal investigation, we are unable to provide further information."

Recently Played Tracks

On Radio: Dan Mills

4pm - 7pm

Email the show

Text 'SOUTH' to 82122

Dan Mills

On TV: Christmas Hits: Guess The Year

5pm - 6pm

Watch heart TV

  • Destiny's Child 8 Days Of Christmas

    17:07

    iTunes

  • Mel And Kim Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree

    17:04

    iTunes

  • Bon Jovi Please Come Home For Christmas

    17:02

    iTunes

  • Leona Lewis One More Sleep

    16:59

    iTunes

Heart VIP

Local

Autumn Weather

Find your local four day weather report here.

Listening To Radio Win With Heart

Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.

Advertise Advertise in Dorset

Get some great ideas on how to advertise your business on radio, online and on mobile.

Follow Heart on Twitter