The “greedy” fraudster gives birth behind bars after being imprisoned for stealing more than £ 360,000 from her employer.
Lynette Alptekin from Derby used the money to buy a car, a house and finance trips abroad.
The 40-year-old woman abused her position of trust in the family business to create fake invoices and fake suppliers to transfer money to her own bank accounts within four years.
Alptekin – who is now heavily pregnant – left Clay Cross Carlton Technologies in 2019.
Only when the new financial controller noticed the bank irregularities did the theft reveal suspicious payments to 10 different bank accounts, each between £ 60,000 and £ 3,000.
In a statement about the impact on the victim, CEO Max Crampton said he was forced to release one person at Derby Crown Court and take out a personal loan for his family home.
“Our credit rating has been downgraded and we have had financial problems. The impact of the fraud will affect us in the years to come,” he said, according to Derbyshire Live.
The company almost ended up due to a financial loss.
Prosecutor Aaron Dinnes said: “There were 246 suspicious payments in 10 different bank accounts totaling GBP 362 103.73.
“She (Alptekin) said she didn’t know how much money she took, but used it to buy a house and for trips to Turkey. She said she was” not in good shape. “
Alptekin, who appeared in court on Wednesday, April 20, admitted one case of fraud by abusing his position.
She was sentenced to three years in prison.
Recorder Justin Wigoder described her as a greedy woman.
He said: “The impact was graphically represented in the victim impact statement. The impact on business was almost final and the personal impact on them was huge.”
Ali Naseem Bajwa QC, relieving, said his client was due to give birth to her child in June and that she was aware of the seriousness of her offense.
The Derbyshire Police Financial Investigation Team continues to work on this case under the Crime Proceeds Act in an effort to return as much money as possible to the victims.