WOMAN AVOIDS PRISON
A local woman who stole almost £6,000 from her former employer’s credit card avoided serving time in prison after being sentenced at the Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday afternoon.
Sabine Wornall was given a four month jail term, suspended for 12 months, despite the seriousness of the crime committed.
She was charged with the unauthorised withdrawal of money at various cash dispensers before finally being tracked down by Financial Crime Unit officers.
Ms Wornall, a single mother to two children, who had been prescribed antidepressants before the incidents had taken place, has already repaid all the money taken.
The Magistrate acknowledged that this offence was totally out of character and felt that the punishment handed down was suitable bearing in mind her personal circumstances.