Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Nigerian Accountant Jailed For Stealing £23,000 From Home Expert Alison Cork

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Abeyomi Ogunagbadaro, 44, has been described as ‘devious and calculating’ in a report that details how he stole £23,000 from a TV star’s home improvements company over just 6 weeks. The accounts manager has been jailed for 16 months for the crime.

Abeyomi had only been working at home expert Alison Cork’s Alison At Home furniture business in Regent Street, central London, for six weeks when he started stealing from the firm, Daily Mail reports.

The financial controller, who was on a £42,000-a-year salary, had access to the company’s online bank account and was able to launder payments via two innocent friends he duped into giving him their bank details.

Mother-of-two Ms Cork, 51, has appeared in a number of home and garden shows and is best known for her ITV series ‘Don’t Move, Improve’.

Ogunagbadaro, who started work at the company Alison At Home on March 4 last year, admitted one charge of fraud by abuse of position and was jailed for 16 months when he appeared in front of Southwark Crown Court.

The fraud was only discovered after Ogunagbadaro had left the company in May of that year.

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