Fraudster's £214k cancer charity collection scam

Sarah Coles
Liverpool Crown Court
Liverpool Crown Court

Harris Polak, a 54-year-old from Liverpool, has been jailed for three years and nine months for a massive charity collection scam. He recruited a group of charity collectors, who thought they were collecting for Clatterbridge Cancer Research Trust, Cerebral Palsy Care for Children and Cancer Relief UK. Instead he took thousands of pounds from the collections to fund a lavish lifestyle.

So how can you spot a charity conman?