Oundle woman jailed for stealing £70,000 from employer

Laura Bullivant has been jailed for 18 months
Laura Bullivant has been jailed for 18 months

An Oundle woman who stole nearly £70,000 from the company she worked for has been jailed.

Laura Bullivant, 32, of Siddons Close, Oundle, was jailed for 18 months at Northampton Crown Court on Thursday, May22.

She was locked up for fraud by abuse of position, after pleading guilty earlier this year.

Between August 2010 and July 2013, Bullivant stole £19,860 in cash and £50,117.88 in bank transfers from her employer, RG & MF Sadler (Elec) Ltd.

The fraud was discovered after Bullivant left the company in August 2013.

Economic crime team investigator Simon Coles said: “Bullivant systematically used her power as finance manager to abuse the systems in place, and the trust of her employer, to steal almost £70,000.

“We are pleased with the sentence given and hope it will serve as a deterrent to others and show that this type of crime is taken very seriously by Northamptonshire Police.”