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Bookkeeper jailed for €600,000 fraud

Monday 15th May, 2023

A bookkeeper who stole from the small office supplies company she work for has been given a two-year jail sentence.

She diverted money from her employer's account into her own bank account over seven years, at a total loss to the company of €629,000 (over £540,000). Some of the stolen money was used to fund holidays and meals out.

Judge Martin Nolan said it was a quite simple but very efficient theft that was always going to be detected at some point. He noted there was little evidence of where Cully had spent the money.

The prosecuting garda told John Moher BL, prosecuting, that Cully’s employer contacted her after suspicions were raised about certain payments and, following an investigation, she made full admissions to making unauthorised transfers to her personal bank account. The Irish Times reported.

The investigation also discovered that a number of documents related to a mortgage application were forged by her including an inflated statement of salary and a reference.

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