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Grenfell council worker who ‘helped herself to money meant for victims’ is charged with fraud

Council worker, 39, ‘who helped herself to money meant for Grenfell Tower victims’ is charged with fraud

  • Jenny McDonagh accused of obtaining cash meant for survivors of the tragedy
  • The 39-year-old, of Abbey Wood, south-east London, first arrested on August 1
  • Scotland Yard said McDonagh had now been charged with two counts of fraud
  • She becomes the 11th to be charged with fraud offences relating to the tragedy

A council worker accused of helping herself to money meant for victims of the Grenfell Tower disaster has been charged with fraud.

Jenny McDonagh is accused of obtaining cash meant for survivors of the tragedy and victims’ grieving family members.

The 39-year-old, from Abbey Wood, south-east London, was first arrested on August 1 and was arrested again on Wednesday.

Scotland Yard said McDonagh had now been charged with two counts of fraud by abuse of position, one count of theft by employee and one count of money laundering.

Jenny McDonagh is accused of obtaining cash meant for survivors of the tragedy and victims’ grieving family members 

She becomes the 11th person to be charged with fraud offences relating to the Grenfell disaster, with five people put behind bars. 

‘The charges relate to having obtained money intended for those affected by the tragedy while being neither a survivor nor a bereaved family member herself,’ the force said.

Some 72 people died as a result of the fire on June 14 last year.

McDonagh will appear in custody at Westminster Magistrates’ Court this morning. 

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