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Payroll clerk jailed after stealing from two employers


Tuesday 11th January, 2022

A payroll clerk who stole more than £55,000 from his employer and went on to commit the same offences again at his new employment has been jailed.

He diverted salary payments into his own bank accounts whilst working for Reflex Labels based in Mansfield.

According to the investigation he fraudulently transferred £55,747.03 into six bank accounts over 34 transactions between July and November 2018.

He stole final salary payments owed to employees who were leaving the business in the hope his crimes would go undetected.

The fraud was only discovered when an ex-employee failed to receive their larger settlement payments. Prior to that, the most he had stolen in a single transaction was £2,367 with other employees not realising they had been underpaid.

He then gained further employment in the accounts department at Bistrot Pierre Nottingham, he went on to commit the same offences again.

Upon discovering the new offences, additional financial enquiries were made and funds in excess of £7,000 were identified held in his accounts.

Detective Constable Lucy Ward, of Nottinghamshire Police’s Fraud Investigation team, said: “Carlin was a trusted employee but he abused his position by manipulating company systems for his own gain and committing fraud.”

He has paid back over £9,000 of the stolen money, and was ordered to pay the £7,694.71 held under restraint as compensation to Reflex Labels.

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