Senior staff who invented bogus employee avoid jail

Posted on December 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

A court has heard how three senior staff members at a South Wales residential home invented a bogus female employee, paid her more than £2,000 and then split the cash. The three were employed at the Burgess House residential home in Cardiff, owned by Ashbourne Homes. General manager Marir Adams, 36, from Pontyclun; administrator Leanne Oldham, 28, from Cardiff and receptionist Fiona Lewis, 40, from Newport all admitted conspiracy to defraud when they appeared before Cardiff Crown Court. Each was sentenced to to 200 hours community service and each was ordered to pay £842 compensation. The court heard the bogus employee had been named Lyn Lewis and all her details, including back account numbers, had been entered into the computer. She was then paid two cheques totalling more than £2,000 and the proceeds were then split by the three. The scam was discovered when management became suspicious and ordered an investigation. All three expressed their remorse at their actions. Judge John Prosser said they deserve

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