Accountant jailed for stealing more than £200,000 from employer

18/04/2017

An accountant has been jailed for stealing more than £200,000 from her employer, which she spent on her family, including a Caribbean cruise, a kitchen for her home and dental treatment for her daughter.

Annemarie Norris, 40, [29/01/1977] admitted using cards issued to her and other colleagues by the London Metal Exchange, to steal £167,594.73.

Norris also admitted ordering £36,810 worth of foreign currency. She was fired and suspended in October 2015 when the fraud came to light.

She was jailed for two and a half years by Inner London Crown Court on 18 April.

CPS London reviewing lawyer Joanne Arnold said: "Annemarie Norris had a salary which the judge said many people would dream of but despite this she still abused the trust of her employer to pay for holidays, flights, home improvements and even her daughter’s dental treatment.

"She altered internal records to try to cover her tracks but after she was suspended delivery addresses for items she had bought with the cards showed her home address in Welling."

A confiscation hearing has been listed for mention on 3 October at the same court.

Notes:

Annemarie Norris admitted:

  • fraud between 20 March 2013 and 31 July 2015 relating to the use of company credit cards amounting to £167,594.73
  • fraud between 1 December 2012 and 31 December 2015 involving requesting domestic and foreign currency which was not required amounting to £36,810.