Man Who Tried To ‘End’ Two Devon Clubs Admits Fraud

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A former football advisor has admitted defrauding two of Devon’s football clubs out of thousands of pounds.

David Weeks, 47, appeared at Plymouth Crown Court on Monday and entered guilty pleas to four offences of fraud by false representation.

Weeks, from Stoke Gabriel in South Devon, is a former committee member and advisor to Stoke Gabriel Football Club, reports Devon Live.

The offences relate to hisĀ dealings with the amateur football club and three other local sports teams between 2006 and 2011.

The other clubs are the former Brixham Villa FC, the Paignton Rifle and Pistol Club and Brixham Archers.

The South West Peninsular League took to Twitter to relay the news.

They league’s account tweeted: “It’s taken 6 years, but the truth finally out today as he changed plea to GUILTY- Yes GUILTY of very nearly ending 2 local football clubs!”

The case was adjourned for sentence until 24th of April.


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