Kevin Haran sentenced for stealing thousands from former Merton Councillor Sue Assinen

Man sentenced for stealing thousands from former councillor

Man sentenced for stealing thousands from former councillor

First published in News by , Chief Reporter

A man has been handed a suspended jail sentence for stealing £3,000 from a former Merton Councillor.

Kevin Haran, 53, of Melford Road in Thornton Health, was found guilty of fraudulently cashing cheques belonging to Sue Assinen in what the court called a "severe breach of trust".

Ms Assinen, 62, served as a councillor for Abbey Ward at Merton Council for more than a decade and died in September last year from liver disease following a long running battle with alcoholism.

The thefts occurred just months before her death between March 9 and May 3, 2012. 

Following a trial, Haran was found guilty on one count of theft and was sentenced at Wimbledon Magistrates on Friday, January 4, to eight weeks in jail, suspended for 12 months.

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1:11pm Wed 9 Jan 13

mr-bjp says...

Another joke sentence.
Another joke sentence. mr-bjp
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