AN animal charity boss has been arrested after £450,000 of donations were stolen.
Simon Price, 52, chief executive of Birmingham Dogs Home, was seized by police on Friday.
Trustees are believed to have confronted him in September about the missing cash, much of it left by dog lovers in their wills.
Sources said suspicions were raised after Mr Price spent “at least £75,000” on his wedding to co-worker Alayna Warner, 37.
A friend said: “It was no expense spared.”
Mr Price is alleged to have flown to Spain soon after.
He is thought to have been arrested at Birmingham International Airport on his return to Britain.
One source said: “He threw an extravagant wedding which left people asking, ‘How did he afford this?’
“The amount apparently totals £450,000.
“The board of trustees approached him and asked where it had gone.
“He walked out, went home, left Alayna a note and flew to Barcelona.”
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