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Former Finance manager jailed for stealing £877,000

Wednesday 26th May, 2021

A former finance manager who stole £877,000 from her employer a fashion business based in Devon has been jailed.

The scale of the fraud caused her SME employer Moore and Moore Design to lay-off nearly 40 of its 50 staff.

Roberts spent the money on her son's university fees and expensive family holidays to places like Lapland, New York and Majorca. The BBC reported.

She stole about £100,000 a year over eight years when she was finance manager, Exeter Crown Court heard.

Owner Helen Moore said, “She set up an account called L&G, which is the name of our pension provider Legal and General”.

“So I saw it on the bank statements and thought, 'That's fine, the pensions are all going into the Legal and General, but despite the name, that account was actually set up as her son's account."

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