Former treasurer of Wisbech branch of Unison admits stealing �12,000 from the union

A FORMER treasurer of the Wisbech branch of Unison has admitted stealing �12,000 from the union.

Ronald Glazebrook, of Burch Close, King’s Lynn admitted theft at Norwich Crown Court and was given a 10-month sentence, suspended for two years.

Glazebrook, 60, was also a former treasurer of the West Norfolk branch of the union that has more than 1.3 million members working across public services in the UK.

The thefts involved the subscriptions from members at the local hospital, the court was told.

Glazebrook was arrested after it was discovered he had been signing cheques for payment for caravan sites, a holiday cottage and kennels when a new person took over the running of the branch.

Katherine Moore, representing Glazebrook, said her client had admitted the offences promptly.

She said: “The money will be paid back. He did not take up the position with the intention of becoming dishonest.”

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Recorder Michael Evans gave Glazebrook a suspended sentence because of his ill health.