Worker Lied About Baby To Avoid JailSunday, 24th January 2021 at 5:21pm
According to Mail Online, an officer manager lied that she’d just had a baby to avoid prison after stealing £7,700 from work to fund her cocaine habit.
Heather McCarthy used the fictitious birth to make a tearful plea for mercy last November, and was given a suspended sentence as the judge was reluctant to separate the mother from her child.
But following her court appearance, suspicions were raised as to the existence of her baby and she was quizzed at home, before eventually breaking down and admitting there was no baby.
A judge has now activated McCarthy’s eight-month suspended prison sentence and condemned her ‘brazen and outrageous’ lies.
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