Woman who lied to get top accountant job will only pay back one percent of £ 100,000 she stole

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A woman who lied to get a top accountant job has to pay back just over one percent of the £ 100,000 she made cheating on two companies.

Alaska Freeman’s only assets are electrical appliances, including a floor cleaner, a judge said.

She is serving a 53-month prison sentence after admitting ten fraud charges in June last year, but once lived on Derby Road, Radford.

Nottingham Crown Court had learned that she had secured a job as a management assistant accountant after sending a CV through a recruitment firm.

She was arrested for fraud four years later, in February 2016, but got a job at a second company while on bail and also duped them.

As she appeared in the same court via video link from prison, she learned that she had made £ 100,000 from her crimes.

Jonathan Dee, prosecuting, described this as the “benefit figure” and said: “The assets available are £ 1,250.

I am requesting a confiscation order for this sum.

“These available assets are effectively items in the possession of the police, a variety of electrical items, including a Hoover or a Dyson.

“There are plans to return them to the various owners. This is the order effectively fulfilled,” added Mr. Dee.

Ami Feder, who represented Freeman, said the figure was accepted. The documents would be signed so that the assets could be released.

Judge Rosalind Coe QC agreed to an amount of £ 100,000 and assets available of £ 1,250.

She said: “There will be a forfeiture order for this amount. The order will be satisfied by the signature of the document by the defendant.”



Alaskan Free Man

Freeman, 40, must sign the documents within a month or a day in jail will be added to his sentence, the judge added.

His crimes came to light after he got a job with Maun Industries in Hamilton Road, Sutton-in-Ashfield. Her first role was that of assistant accountant in management.

But she was promoted to management accountant and then became general manager of Ketchum Manufacturing, which had been bought by her employers in 2013. She also became treasurer of a professional association.

Freeman received bonuses, salary increases, and ran both firs while a manager was on a business trip.

But investigators found she made personal purchases on the company’s credit cards, transferred company money to her own bank accounts, and stole petty cash.

She also lied about her accounting qualifications, but escaped justice until August 2015 when tax officials said the company owed more than £ 100,000 in unpaid National Insurance and PAYE contributions. .

Freeman was suspended and fired for serious misconduct when further discrepancies were noted.

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After being released on bail six months later, she got a job as a financial controller at Nexor, a Nottingham company.

Six months later, she left when the company alerted the police to tell them that they had defrauded them.

In this business, she used corporate credit cards to purchase jewelry, clothing, hardware and beauty products worth over £ 3,200.

She transferred £ 10,000 to her personal bank account, lied on her CV and did not admit that she was arrested.

After his imprisonment, Maun Industries Managing Director Eddie Thomas said: “Never in my long career in business have I known such a total betrayal of trust and blatant deception.

“The financial impact on Maun Industries has been severe. It took three years of hard work by our dedicated employees for the business to recover and thrive again.


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