Couple Stole £42k But Avoid Jail

Wednesday, 14th June 2017 at 10:38am

As reported on the Bournemouth Echo website, a couple has narrowly avoided prison for stealing nearly £42,000 from their employer.

Lisa Pidgley and Matthew Pounds were given a 12-month prison sentence – suspended for 18 months – for stealing money by reversing customer payments after a new till system was introduced at a Harvester restaurant in Poole.

A court was told that the couple were were heavily abusing cocaine at the time of the thefts, with Pounds also drinking up to 18 pints of alcohol a day.

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