Prison warning for Cumbrian woman who stole cash from nursery
Last updated at 10:50, Saturday, 02 April 2011
A Cumbrian woman who stole thousands of pounds from the pre-school nursery where she worked will have to wait another four months to find out how she is to be punished.
Gillian Freda Clark, 39, of Standingstone Heights, Wigton, was employed as treasurer when she took money from the Longthwaite Road pre-school nursery in Wigton.
She was due to be sentenced at Carlisle Crown Court yesterday.
But the hearing had to be adjourned when she admitted stealing only £15,000 of the £33,000 claimed by the prosecution.
Now a special two-day hearing will have to be held unless the two parties can reach an agreement.
The court heard that Clark admitted taking money although she has not yet formally pleaded guilty.
She will be back in court in early August.
The judge, Recorder Paul Lawton, told her that the amount of money she is eventually found to have stolen would have “a significant affect” on the sentence imposed on her.
She has already been warned she could be sent to prison.
First published at 09:00, Saturday, 02 April 2011
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk
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