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Office Manager jailed for £300,000 fraud

Monday 17th June, 2024

An Office Manager who was regarded as “family” nearly ruined the successful company that she worked for when she stole over £300,000 to fund her lifestyle.

In a trusted role at Portsmouth based, Shergold & Stewart Carpentry & Refurbishment Ltd she used her position to defraud the firm over a four-year period.

She had the same surname as the firm’s co-owner Mark Stewart but was not related.

Mr Stewart told The News, Portsmouth, the company, which he co-owns, was left with a massive £110,000 HMRC bill of which £70,000 has been paid back.

She was jailed for three years and four months at Portsmouth Crown Court.

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