Finance manager jailed for fraud

Laura Bullivant
Laura Bullivant
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Friday 2.40pm: An Oundle woman has been jailed after taking nearly £70,000 from her employers.

Laura Bullivant, (32), of Siddons Close, Oundle, was jailed for eighteen months at Northampton Crown Court yesterday (Thursday).

Between August 2010 and July 2013, Bullivant stole £19,860 in cash and £50,117.88 in bank transfers from her employer, RG & MF Sadler (Elec) Ltd.

The fraud was discovered after Bullivant left the company in August 2013.

She pleaded guilty to one count of fraud at a previous hearing.

Economic crime team investigator for Northamptonshire police, Simon Coles said: “Bullivant systematically used her power as finance manager to abuse the systems in place, and the trust of her employer, to steal almost £70,000.

“We are pleased with the sentence given and hope it will serve as a deterrent to others and show that this type of crime is taken very seriously by Northamptonshire Police.”