Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Ex-employee jailed for £32,700 theft from builders merchant

A woman who stole ВЈ32,700 from Parker Severn builders merchants has been jailed for 20 months at Nottingham Crown Court.

Louise Wood, 40, an account manager at the firm in Bulwell, Nottinghamshire, stole the money in ВЈ500 chunks over a 16-month period.

She hid the scam by setting up a false bank account, but was found out by a colleague who covered for her when she went on holiday.

The family-owned Parker Severn went into administration in October, though this had little to do with Wood's theft.

The 25-year-old firm had a turnover of ВЈ2.5m at the time the administrators were called in.


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