Jail For Stealing £47k From Security Firm

Friday, 14th October 2016 at 9:59am

As reported in the East Anglian Daily Times, a woman who siphoned off more than £47,000 from a security firm she worked at over a period of three years has been jailed.

Allison Thorogood, a payroll manager, admitted one charge of theft and one count of fraud against Colchester-based Oakpark Security Systems and was sentenced at Chelmsford Crown Court.

It was revealed she had directly transferred around £17,000 to her own bank account – sometimes using her own name, and sometimes that of a legitimate creditor – and also spent approximately £30,000 on the company credit card on personal expenses such as food, lunch, and car repairs for a family member, as well as withdrawing cash using the card.

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