Wendy Dillingham jailed for stealing £260,000 from Evesham employer. 3 days to investigate and secure the evidence by Expert Investigations, over 6 months for a Police arrest and 3.5 years before sentence.
A company secretary who siphoned off more than £260,000 from her employer to fund a luxury lifestyle AND set her son up in a photography business has been jailed for five years for fraud.
Wendy Dillingham, 59, paid herself inflated wages, moved lump sums into her account, bought a huge amount of expensive photography equipment for her son and used bank cards belonging to PPS Media Limited.
She hid her dishonesty by creating false documents until an internal audit uncovered her actions in 2013.
Dillingham, from Evesham, admitted theft, fraud and false accounting.
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