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Ex finance boss who defrauded NHS ordered to pay back £240k

Friday 20th January, 2023

A former finance director who was jailed for defrauding the NHS, companies and individuals has been ordered to pay back nearly £240,000 and faces an additional 20 months in prison if he fails to pay.

He was sentenced to 11 years and five months imprisonment at Leeds Crown Court on 15 April 2021, after he pleaded guilty to 10 counts of fraud and two counts of theft.

He used his authority in job positions to take advantage of and defraud a wide variety of victims of over £1.3 million. He defrauded companies, three NHS trusts and individuals.

The stolen money was used to fund his own lavish lifestyle, including buying several properties and travelling to foreign countries, including a trip to Malta.

Tori Boycott, Specialist Prosecutor for the Crown Prosecution Service, said: “Stephen Day was calculated in his offending and despite his attempts to conceal the true scale of funds fraudulently gained and filing for bankruptcy, this did not prevent a Confiscation Order from being made.

“The CPS Proceeds of Crime Division worked closely with the police Financial Investigator to ensure Day was stripped of his available assets, even targeting his pensions. The money recovered will be used to compensate his victims.”

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