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School worker in Crewe accused of stealing money from school

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School worker in Crewe accused of stealing money from school. The former member of the staff at Crewe primary school was accused of stealing over three thousand and a half pounds out of the school funds, this is what it was reported in court. The defendant who was an out of the school club manager in Berkeley Academy, said that she didn’t know why she was accused of stealing the money.

Rebecca Lea, who is 42 years old, of the Crewe Road in the Wistaston, beseeched guilty at the Magistrates Court in South Cheshire to one of the counts of theft by the employee, after she stole £3,507.13 from the Berkeley Academy while employed as Out of the School Club in the school’s Manager.

She pleaded also guilty of fraud by giving false representation that amounted to the gain of about £239.80.

All these related charges offences were committed between the month of March 8, 2017 and in the month of June 26, 2018. This is when she was being employed in that school and accountable for before and after the school clubs and the holiday club. Cases like this demand the attention of Chester solicitors due to their crime.

The prosecutor whose name was Debbie Byrne told the magistrates that these allegations were being made for the number of different occasions between the given dates. Lea was accused of adding the names of the children in the school’s registers of clubs using her hand but didn’t invoiced them in the school. This came as they were not included in the management system of the school. The money which she got from these differences with registers summed up to £239.80.

The investigation was started by the school concerning these allegations after which these doubts were being raised in the meeting held by Lea, school’s business manager and the school’s head teacher. It is in this meeting when Lea confessed saying that she didn’t putting the children into a school’s register system.

The court was also that she was being asked to vacate in the school in the month of July 2018, but she came for the later date together with her husband where she admitted stealing the money. Mrs Byrne confessed that Lea had plead to pay these monies back, and in spite of confessing as being the theft, she accepted she didn’t understand why she did that.

The full investigation carried out in the school and scale of monies taken was being revealed, where the matter was being reported to police. With the police conversation, Lea told the officers that she was suspended because of not invoicing her own children to attend the school clubs.

There is no give point where she attempted to deflect or even blame anybody but only herself, struggling with why she could bring herself to an agreement by bringing name to public domain in that way. Lea was sentenced for 12 months of community order by the magistrates which required her to complete the 280 hours of the unpaid work and then pay back£3,746.93, was full balance of the compensation to that school.