'Loyal' bookkeeper stole £660k from Leicester firm and put it into liquidation

'He abused his position and the victims’ good nature'

A bookkeeper stole more than £660,000 from the family firm he had served for 30 years - causing it to go bust.

Bharat Suchak transferred the money from the Belgrave firm into his own bank account.

The 65-year-old, of Silverstone Drive, Rushey Mead, Leicester appeared at Leicester Crown Court today to be sentenced.

He had admitted three counts of fraud by abuse of position at a hearing earlier this...
source: Leicester Mercury

2019-06-13 18:53
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