Wednesday 5th January, 2022
A financial controller has been jailed for 16 months after stealing more than £60,000 from her employer to support a luxury lifestyle.
She began syphoning off the money into her own accounts just weeks after she started working for Architectural Louvre Products & Services (ALPS) a family run construction firm based in Havant
During 2018 and 2019 she used company credit cards, falsified payments so money was sent to her accounts, and duplicated invoices as part of the fraud.
The company was left struggling financially as a result of the fraud and subsequently four staff members were made redundant.
The fraud came to light when she was caught by a junior accounts worker who then reported it to one of the directors. She blamed her actions on being cash-strapped after a divorce.