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PremierLeague-News.Com - A nan stole almost £70,000 from a man after his wife suffered a heart attack
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! These are the selfish staff members who helped themselves to thousands of pounds while at work. Among them is Anne Brunt, a nan who took advantage of a family who put their trust in her. The 55-year-old stole almost £70,000 from her employer after his wife suffered a devastating heart attack. She siphoned off the money while helping with his accounts, splashing out on trips to Spain and boasting on Facebook of "payday treats". Another employee, Andrew Cragg, stole £4,000 from his employer after he was told he wouldn't be furloughed. Cragg stole items from The Hut Group in Warrington after he claimed they "forced" him to work, despite him being told that he needed to self-isolate. Read about these cases and others below. Christopher Jones Christopher Jones walked free from court A Tesco security guard helped himself to more than £1,700 of cash and cigarettes when a manager left the shop's safe open. Christopher Jones had only been working at the Tesco Express for around two months when he stole the cash. The 26-year-old was caught out by the shop's CCTV cameras and footage showed him stealing £1,610 of money and £105 of tobacco. Receive newsletters with the latest news, sport and what's on updates from the Liverpool ECHO by signing up here When confronted Jones claimed his manager had told to open the safe, which turned out to be a blatant lie when the manager confirmed this wasn't true. Jones, of Edison Close, Formby, was handed six months in prison, suspended for two years, with 120 hours of unpaid work and a 20-day Rehabilitation Activity Requirement. Owen Taylor Owen Taylor stole designer clothes from a city centre shop (Image: Lynda Roughley) A sales assistant stole £16,000 worth of designer clothes from a city centre shop so he could pay of his debt to drug dealers. Owen Taylor regularly tried to use a CCTV blind spot as he hid the goods in a backpack while working at Cavern Menswear on Mathew Street. But he was caught out when owner Marc Bell watched the footage and saw him pushing clothes to the back of shelves. Mr Bell also believed that his black bag, which moved around the store in the footage, was visibly heavier throughout the day. The total amount of clothes stolen was worth £15,957.50. Taylor was handed a eight month sentence suspended for 18 months and was ordered to complete Rehabilitation Activity Requirements and complete 100 hours unpaid work. Gary Edwards Gary Edwards stole £30,000 of PPE and sold it at inflated prices Gary Edwards stole £30,000 of PPE and sold it on eBay - meaning vital stock couldn't be donated to NHS heroes. The crooked sales rep claimed he spent his profits on feeding his seven stepchildren and decorating their family home. But he also confessed to splurging it on VIP trips to professional darts tournaments around the country with his girlfriend. His cash-strapped boss was forced to shut down one of her struggling businesses and had to make some staff redundant. But Edwards continued to flog the stolen PPE stashed at his home during the coronavirus pandemic at "inflated prices". Edwards, now of Coxheath, Rock Ferry, Birkenhead, who admitted theft by employee, has no previous convictions.
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Anne Brunt, 55 and of Millhouse Lane in Moreton, was sentenced to 12 months in jail for theft. Image: Merseyside Police
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A nan stole almost £70,000 from a loving husband whose wife was battling severe illness. David Beecham employed Anne Brunt to manage accounts for his property portfolio after his wife suffered a devastating heart attack. But the 55-year-old siphoned off huge sums by setting up payments listed to an insurance firm which were in fact being directed into her own account. The fraudster swindled the family out of £68,276.04 over eight months.
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She used some of the money to pay a drug debt said to have been owed by her son and also splashed out on holidays to Spain, boasting of "payday treats". Mr Beecham read a moving victim personal statement in court in which he said Brunt had "no morals". He said: "You may have the money but I have my beautiful wife, my loving family and my supportive friends that you can never take from me." Brunt, of Millhouse Lane in Moreton, jailed for one year after admitting Andrew Cragg A dad-of-two stole over £4,000 from his work after they reportedly wouldn't furlough him during the pandemic. Andrew Cragg had received a letter to say he should shield due to health conditions - but his employer "forced" him to continue working. He then proceeded to stash £4,000 worth of goods from The Hut Group in Warrington, which he would later gift to his children. Howard Jones, defending, said Cragg suffers from a number of health conditions including rheumatoid arthritis and bronchial asthma and as a result had received a letter telling him to self-isolate.
Cragg, of Birchwood Road, Middleton, has a previous conviction for theft by employee in 2015 for which he received a financial penalty. Cragg was handed a 12-month community order and must complete 20 Rehabilitation Activity Requirements and an eight-week curfew. He was also ordered to pay a total of £180 in costs and a victim surcharge.
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