A person has been jailed after stealing £188,000 from his employer to fund a lavish and opulent life-style.
David Gowans, of Gadebridge Level, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, stole the cash from the London-based firm the place he labored as an accountant over a interval of 4 years.
The 53-year-old appeared at St Albans Crown Court on Tuesday (November 10) the place he pleaded responsible to fraud by abuse of place.
Detective Inspector Rob Burns, of Hertfordshire Constabulary’s Severe Fraud and Cyber Unit, mentioned: “Gowans used his trusted place inside the firm to steal from his employer, utilizing bogus invoices to cover the truth that he was re-directing firm funds into his personal financial institution accounts.
“Between 2013 and 2017 he transferred quite a few funds of some thousand kilos disguised as funds to suppliers.
“After months of meticulous investigation we have been in a position to collect sufficient proof to construct a case in opposition to Gowans.
“Our investigators have finished a fantastic job and at the moment are trying to get better no matter funds haven’t been spent via the Proceeds of Crime Act, by seizing property belonging to the offender.
“The sentence handed out displays the size of the fraud and the impression his actions had on the corporate and its workers.”
Gowans was sentenced to 4 years in jail.