Bank thieves handed suspended sentence
Posted on July 24, 2008
Two bank cashiers who admitted stealing £15,000 each from NatWest were let off with a suspended sentence today.
Hannah Carre, 22, from Eaton Bray, and Margaret Busani, 44, from Dunstable, claimed they stole the money from NatWest ATM machines to combat spiralling debts.
Busani, who was £8,000 overdrawn, and Carre, who owed around £1,000, stole the £30,000 between November 1 and December 31 while working at the Harpenden High Street branch.
The pair admitted to theft and false accounting, relating to entries in an ATM balancing book.
Today at Cheshunt Magistrates Court, acting as a crown court, the two were sentenced to 200 hours of unpaid work and given a suspended sentence.
David Edwards, spokesman for NatWest, said: "NatWest takes the issue of security extremely seriously and has very strict security procedures in place which we constantly review.
"We have a zero tolerance policy to any breach of these procedures and it is always deeply disappointing when a member of staff abuses the trust we place in them."
Source: St Albans & Harpenden Review, 24 July 2008
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