THE FORMER head of a collapsed racial equality council appeared before Huddersfield Magistrates yesterday charged with fraud.
Carl Hayes, the former chief executive of folded Kirklees Equality and Human Right Organisation (KEHRA), is accused of obtaining services by deception on October 24 2006.
Hayes, 39, of Durkar, Wakefield, is accused of submitting a false application to a recruitment agency and Kirklees Racial Equality Council which became KEHRA. He was bailed to appear before at Huddersfield magistrates on June 11 for committal to the crown court.
KEHRA folded in September after Kirklees Council withdrew its £100,000-a-year funding for the organisation. At its time of closing KEHRA had about 500 members and was dealing with 150 immigration and 70 racial harassment cases.
Kirklees Racial Equality Council, which was relaunched as KEHRA in July, ran projects including Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges, a scheme to promote harmony among young people from diverse ethnic backgrounds.