Man jailed for £340,000 theft from firm

A man who stole more than £340,000 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 at Warwick Crown Court after he previously admitted fraud.

Gill, who worked in the payroll department at a North Warwickshire firm, 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.

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.”

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