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Woman Jailed After Stealing £97,000

A woman from Stockport has been jailed after stealing £97,000 from a bank.

Helen Farrell of Stoneyland Drive, New Mills, Derbyshire pleaded guilty to theft by employee and false accounting at Manchester Crown Court, Minshull Street at an earlier hearing.

She was subject to an internal investigation at Barclays which found that she could not account for large sums of money adding up to £97,000 appearing in her and her family’s bank accounts.

Police were informed of the investigation in April 2013 and she was later dismissed from her employer for gross misconduct in June 2013.

On Tuesday 17 May she was sentenced to 16 months in prison.

Detective Constable Katherine Perry of GMP’s Fraud Investigation Team, said: “Farrell deliberately deceived her employer for her own personal gain.

“She was in a position of trust which she ruthlessly continued to abuse over a period of time. Today’s sentencing proves that fraudulent activity will not be tolerated in Greater Manchester and we will aim to prosecute those who are guilty of such offences.”

Source: Greater Manchester Police

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