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British conman in jail after being caught in Cyprus

A Britain conman on the run for three years after fleecing £120,000 of charity cash meant for dying children is finally in jail after being tracked down in Cyprus.

Glen Moore, 48, and his wife Lynne, 42, collected cash for good causes, but for a decade they pocketed the money to fund a lavish lifestyle while claiming benefits.

The couple lived in a modest council house in Sheffield, but enjoyed expensive holidays abroad, rented a plush villa and bought personalised car registration plates.

Glen Moore was on the run for three years after fleecing £120,000 of charity cash meant for dying children

In 2014 Sheffield Crown Court heard their scam began when Lynne Moore became a registered collector for the children's charity Tommy's in 2000

Glen Moore (left), 48, and his wife Lynne (right), 42, collected cash for good causes, but for a decade they pocketed the money to fund a lavish lifestyle while claiming benefits

When their fraud caught up with them, they were hauled before the courts, but Mr Moore fled Britain twice - and the second time he stayed on the run for three years.

Mr Moore absconded part way through his trial in August 2014 and was sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in his absence.

Now, after police found him living on Cyprus, the conman has been brought back to the UK to finally begin serving his 90-month sentence.

Last night the officer who led the manhunt has described the capture of Mr Moore as 'a victory for the vulnerable people he stole from'.

In 2014 Sheffield Crown Court heard their scam began when Mrs Moore became a registered collector for the children's charity Tommy's in 2000.

The couple had held collections for the charity, but instead of going towards valuable research to prevent miscarriage, pregnancy defects, premature and stillbirths, the money went straight into the Moores' bank accounts.

The last donation she made to the charity was £1,125 in November 2004, but she was still 'collecting' in 2010.

When Tommy's organisers became suspicious, they blacklisted her, but the couple to then set up their own bogus charity.

British and Cypriot police worked together to track down Moore to Paphos (above) last month

British and Cypriot police worked together to track down Moore to Paphos (above) last month

They started Enabled in 2010 and claimed it was raising money for terminally ill and disabled children, holding collections in pubs, supermarkets, stores like Toys R Us and at football

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