Garden centre accountant given suspended sentence for stealing £76k

Birmingham live reports on the case of a long-serving garden centre accountant who stole £76,000 to pay for booze and gambling.

Karen Boliver was chief accountant for Halls Garden Centre in Chester Road, Sutton Coldfield for 36 years. For the last 6 she had syphoned off the money to pay for her addiction to gambling and alcohol.

When her crime was discovered by a colleague, while she was on leave, she immediately admitted her guilt.

She was sentenced to two years jail, suspended for two years, and ordered to do 200 hours unpaid work.

Read the full story...https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/accountant-plundered-76000-garden-centre-16274384.

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