Kym takes the plunge for char­ity sky­dive

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AN ABERDEEN dare­devil took fundrais­ing to new heights af­ter jump­ing from 10,000ft in mem­ory of her god­mother.

Kym Mann, pic­tured, from Kingswells, took the jump to raise funds for Friends of An­chor.

Her late god­mother, Ali­son McInnes, had been a pa­tient at the An­chor Unit at ARI, be­fore she passed away ear­lier this year.

Mum-of-two Ali­son had been a pa­tient at the An­chor Unit from early purse to which she was not en­ti­tled.”

The Crown Of­fice said amounts “avail­able” for con­fis­ca­tion could be less than es­ti­mated gains for a va­ri­ety of rea­sons.

Forensic ac­coun­tants su­per­vise the prepa­ra­tion of all cases.

The ac­cused and the court are ad­vised about what the Crown be­lieves to be the ben­e­fit ob­tained 2010, when she was di­ag­nosed with cancer. She lost her battle with the ill­ness just un­der a year later, in Jan­uary 2011, aged 43.

Kym’s orig­i­nal tar­get was to raise £500 from her coura­geous jump out a plane at Paragon Sky­div­ing Club in Perth.

How­ever, she more than tripled by crim­i­nal con­duct and the amount be­lieved to be avail­able to pay in a con­fis­ca­tion or­der.

This of­ten re­sults in it be­ing ac­cepted that lower amounts of money are avail­able for con­fis­ca­tion than the orig­i­nal es­tima t e d v a l u e o f the as­sets re­strained.

Mrs Miller added that tough ac­tion would be taken against to re­trieve fraud­u­lently ob­tained money.

She said: “We will con­tinue to use Pro­ceeds of Crime leg­is­la­tion to tar­get any­one that would seek to ben­e­fit from their crimes.

“This case should be a warn­ing to those who think that tar­get­ing pub­lic funds is an easy op­tion, and a re­minder that the leg­is­la­tion cov­ers a wide range of of­fences where there has been fi­nan­cial ben­e­fit.” what she first set out to achieve by rais­ing £1,700. Kym said: “I’m to­tally over­whelmed by the gen­eros­ity and sup­port peo­ple have shown.” Friends of An­chor fundrais­ing man­ager Sarah-Jane Milne said: “We are in­cred­i­bly grate­ful to Kym for her fan­tas­tic brav­ery and pas­sion­ate fundrais­ing ef­forts.”

LOCKED UP: Gil­lian Mor­ris was jailed at Aberdeen Sher­iff Court in Jan­uary. COURT: Gil­lian Mor­ris was jailed for fraud­u­lently claim­ing £56,841 in ben­e­fits.

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