Sproughton sports club treasurer milked £27,000 from accounts over five years

South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court. Picture: ARCHANT LIBRARY

South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court. Picture: ARCHANT LIBRARY - Credit: Gregg Brown

A Suffolk man had admitted defrauding a sports and social club by almost £27,000.

Leon Studd pleaded guilty to fraud by abuse of position at South East Suffolk Magistrates’ Court, in Ipswich, on Monday.

The 39-year-old gained £26,986.05 while occupying the role of treasurer for Sproughton and District Sports and Social Club.

The offence took place over a five-year period between January 1, 2012, and May 31, 2017.

Studd, of Leggatt Drive, Bramford, spoke only to confirm his name, address, date of birth, nationality, and to enter a guilty plea, which prosecutor Simon Bravery described as a “sustained milking of the accounts”.

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Duty solicitor Lyndon Davies made no representations for Studd, whose sentence will be passed down by a judge at crown court on a date to be confirmed.

He was released on unconditional bail.

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