The Midland Football Alliance
Published 27th June 2011
....Town Bill Williams are being probed by police.
Detectives revealed earlier this month that they were looking at three further cases after the accountant was jailed for illegally pocketing more than £276,000 from the life insurance and pension policies of a murdered father.
But another five suspected victims have come forward and told officers they too have been duped by Williams.
The amounts of money involved in the alleged cases have not been revealed but officers are investigating.
Father-of-two Williams is less than a month into a five-and-a-half year prison term for taking cash owed to the daughter of murdered South Staffordshire company director Andrew Diack. Diack had formed the policies on the advice of Williams, who worked as an accountant for Featherstone-based Spray Tanker Services, which 29-year-old Diack co-owned.
When Diack, of Stafford Road, Fordhouses, was stabbed to death at Wolverhampton’s Flying Dutchman Pub in 2009, Williams, who was listed as administrator of the two policies, set in motion a plan to steal the funds.
Williams, a grandfather of two of Chester Road, West Bromwich, spent the cash on family holidays to the USA, season tickets at Aston Villa and lavish family parties.
It was revealed that Diack was not the only victim of 59-year-old Williams. He was jailed in 1986 for a previous £100,000 fraud while manager of Great Wyrley’s Harrisons FC.
He also ripped off Walsall pensioners Ronald and Sheila Haynes for their £97,000 life savings. Williams duped his victims while at the helm of his own accountancy firm, Dudley-based Williams & Co.