Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Cambridge academic jailed for stealing £238k in lottery fraud

A fellow of Cambridge University was found guilty of stealing £238,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) over a period of seven years and has been jailed for six years.
David Barrowclough, 48, used the money, which he claimed by applying for bogus archaeological projects, to fund mortgage payments and premium bonds – and even a new Alfa Romeo car. The Wolfson College don, of Broad Street, Ely [...] made false representations to the HLF between 2006 and 2013, as well as forging letters, issuing false invoices and using fake names and addresses.[...] A spokesman for Wolfson College said: "Dr Barrowclough was suspended from his duties as soon as the college was made aware of the charges against him pending the outcome of the trial." 
'Cambridge academic David Barrowclough jailed for six years after stealing £238k in lottery fraud', Cambridge News, September 23, 2015

Dr Barrowclough has published a number of texts on a variety of topics. He edited and wrote the introduction to the book 'Our Precious Past Sharing Responsibility for Our Archaeological Heritage', which contains an article on her research on metal detecting by Mary Chester Kadwell. He is a great advocate of bringing archaeology to the man in the street, and it is a shame that he could not restrict his activities to more honest efforts in this field.

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