Bircotes: Businessman guilty of fraud after company collapsed

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A Bircotes businessman who squirreled away more than £30,000 when his company went bust has been given a suspended prison sentence.

The offences date back to October - December 2011 when Anthony Haigh, 61, of Scrooby Road, was a director of Bassetlaw Services Ltd.

He denied two charges of fraudulently removing the sums of £15,616 and £15,002 from the company after it was wound up on 24th October that year, in breach of The Insolvency Act.

He had placed the money into his personal bank account away from creditors.

Doncaster magistrates found him guilty and imposed a 26 weeks prison sentence, suspended for two years. He was also handed 200 hours unpaid community work and must pay £3,700 court costs.

Haigh is banned from being a company director for five years.