THE former president of the Union of Democratic Mineworkers has been jailed for four years after he was found guilty of stealing from a sick miners charity.
Neil Greatrex, of Stanley, Sutton in Ashfield, was found guilty of 14 counts of theft by a jury at Birmingham Crown Court after a lengthy investigation.
He stole from the Nottinghamshire Miners Home of which he was a trustee.
The charity set up a trading subsidiary called Phoenix Nursing and Residential Care Home Limited to run the care home and he wrote himself cheques worth almost £150,000 which he used to pay for home improvements.
Graham Wragg from South Yorkshre Police’s economic crime unit said: “Greatrex used and abused his position of trust for his own private gain.”