Friday 8th September, 2017
An accounts manager has been jailed after stealing more than £52,000 to spend on luxuries and Nando's chicken.
The 47 year-old was handed a two-year prison sentence for defrauding the company out of a total of £52,155.90.
In her position as accounts manager, she took money from petty cash and used the funds for fuel and domestic items for personal use as well as creating false invoices for work that was never carried out.
She used the petty cash to buy items including Nando’s vouchers, beds, sofa beds, garden furniture, handbags, clothing and phone top-up cards.
PC Mike Luckett, who led the police investigation, said she: "relied on her position of trust to siphon money from the business – I’m sure that her time behind bars will bring home the consequences of her actions.
“I’m pleased to see that all our hard work has resulted in this successful conviction and sends a message to those tempted by their position that crime definitely doesn’t pay and you too could end up sitting in a prison cell.”