Woman, 71, jailed for £110,000 fraud
Date published: 27 August 2014
A MOSSLEY pensioner has been jailed for nine months after defrauding her employer out of almost £110,000.
Irene White of Regent Drive pleaded guilty to fraud at an earlier hearing and was sentenced yesterday at Manchester Crown Court.
White (71) was finance manager at Macpac Ltd, Stockport, where she had worked since 1989. Last October a supplier claimed a £4,000 invoice hadn’t been paid - though a record check at Manpac showed it had. White claimed she had made a mistake, but when questioned admitted she had borrowed the money to help a friend. She was suspended during an investigation.
Further inquiries showed £62,470.58 had been transferred across 49 transactions to White’s personal bank account between 2009 and 2013, disguised in various ways. White also admitted writing cheques in the company name to herself, as well as creating fraudulent invoices.
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