THE leader of a bogus children's charity which collected in Huddersfield has been fined.
Patrick Jarrett must pay £400, plus £200 costs, after being found guilty of collecting money without a licence in Manchester.
Last year, The Examiner told how his team sold a tiny magazine on the streets in Huddersfield.
Shoppers were told proceeds from the magazine, The Smiler, were going to buy children's wheelchairs.
But there was no evidence the money ever got there.
Jarrett, 40, was fined by Manchester magistrates at a hearing he did not attend.
The court heard that an undercover council volunteer wearing a hidden tape recorder trapped him twice.