Wickes Boss Stole Over £70k

Tuesday, 25th October 2016 at 5:38pm

The Swindon Advertiser reports that the boss of a flagship Wickes store who plundered tens of thousands of pounds from work has been jailed for 18 months.

Eamonn Burns siphoned more than £70,000 from the tills, where he was a customer service manager, by operating a false refund scam and falsified invoices in a bid to cover his tracks.

He then used the cash, often taken on a daily basis during 2015, to buy a second home with his wife in Cyprus, whilst his lower paid former colleagues missed out on annual bonuses and are subject to an overtime ban, knocking back their chances of boosting their incomes.

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