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Woman, 49, and man, 53, from High Wycombe sentenced for fraud offences

| October 13, 2015


A 49 year old woman of Spring Close, High Wycombe has been sentenced to three and a half years in prison after admitting six counts of fraud against her employers.

The woman was arrested in December 2013 following an investigation by Thames Valley Police. She was charged in August 2014 with fraud by abuse of position at three of her previous places of employment.

Her partner, aged 53 also of Spring Close, High Wycombe was charged in August 2014 with money laundering offences as a result of the money which she had taken from the companies.

Both the man and woman appeared at Amersham Crown Court on Monday 12th September 2015 where they pleaded guilty to all the offences. They were also sentenced yesterday at the same court.

The woman was sentenced to 42 months’ imprisonment and the man was sentenced to four months’ imprisonment suspended for 18 months and ordered to do 50 hours unpaid work.

DC Sarah Simpson, investigating officer based in local CID at High Wycombe, said: ‘This sentencing is long awaited. [The woman] sought employment with various companies and used her financial knowledge to steal and launder large amounts of money to fund her lifestyle, with the help of her partner.

I hope that this gives closure to the victims and that they can recover from the financial damage that she and her partner have caused.

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