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CPS statement on sentencing of man who stole more than £340k from his employer

|News, Fraud and economic crime

A man who stole more than £340k from his employer to fund a lavish lifestyle has been jailed for four and a half years.

Harminder Gill, 27, of Hawkswood Drive, Wednesbury was sentenced today (17 May 2023) at Warwick Crown Court after he previously admitted fraud.

Gill, who worked in the payroll department at Euro Car Parts, exploited a glitch in the system and transferred funds to himself which he spent on luxury holidays, hiring executive cars and staying at hotel suites.

He was jailed at Warwick Crown Court today (Wednesday 17 May) after previously pleading guilty to fraud.

Tejinder Sandhu of the CPS said: “Mr Gill committed a serious offence when he took advantage of his employer, causing a loss of more than £340,000 to fund his luxurious lifestyle. His offending continued for a period of two years and his actions show that he deliberately diverted transactions to his own accounts and those of his family members without their knowledge or consent.

“As today’s sentencing shows, the Crown Prosecution Service will not tolerate those who abuse their positions of trust to make a gain for themselves. Mr Gill has now received a sentence that reflects the seriousness of his offending.”  

Notes to editors

  • Tejinder Sandhu is a Senior Crown Prosecutor for CPS West Midlands.

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