Nottingham woman found guilty of £115k fraud after lying on CV

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A 40-year-old woman from Nottingham has been found guilty of ten counts of fraud and handed a four-and-a-half year jail sentence after lying on her CV.

Alaska Freeman used a fake CV with fabricated qualifications to secure a job at Maun Industries Ltd, in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire. She was then promoted from Assistant Management Accountant to the general manager of another company.

During her employments she increased her own salary, bought thousands of pounds worth of beauty products on the company credit card and transferred money from the company’s accounts.

Her employer Eddie Thomas of Maun Industries Ltd said: ‘The financial impact on Maun Industries of these crimes was severe and it has taken three years hard work by our dedicated employees for the business to recover and again be successful.’

The case is a reminder of why it’s crucial for organisations to run a background check on new hires and existing employees. First Advantage’s solutions can verify a candidate’s qualifications and employment history.

For more information on backgrounding checking solutions contact EMEA@fadv.com

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