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October 31 2014

Finance director who lied about qualifications to get job at recruitment agency Reed then swindled £300,000 to spend on shoes, holidays and a hot tub is jailed for four years

The Mail online reports how a finance director who lied about qualifications to get job at recruitment agency Reed then swindled £300,000 to spend on shoes, holidays and a hot tub is jailed for four years

  • Mother lied her way into job as financial director with fake documents

  • She joked about her love of shopping and had items delivered to office

  • But when she ran out of money, she started siphoning funds from accounts

  • Office worker became suspicious and company reported her to police

  • But 45-year-old 'lied and lied' in bid to get off fraud and deception charges

  • Judge hit out at her lack of remorse today as she jailed her for four years

Karen Carberry, of Epsom, Surrey, plundered the company accounts to spend in high street stores and gifts for her disabled 14-year-old daughter Charlotte.

The 45-year-old got away with the fraud for more than three years before one of her junior staff became suspicious at errors in the accounts.