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    rabbitlady wrote:
    Sandra Norris actually received 28 months, reduced to 14. She didn't live alone, so where are the other charges :- aiding and abetting, conspiracy to assist in concealing the offences, the Aladdins Cave couldn't be solely under Norris' control. £5,000 was the value of goods recovered, so her net repayment was only £9,000. The original estimated total was more than £131,000 but she agreed only to £131,000.

    Nobody has yet mentioned all her colleagues carpeted in the office for till shortages. She actually attended as a Union Representative at their meetings. Indeed some lost their jobs !

    She didn't have any addiction, it was pure greed.

    She is someone's wife but no ones Mother!

    She has a house - sell it and pay back every last penny !

    This is just an invitation for others to follow her act, go to prison and come out a rich person !
    Thank You! there have now been three woman on here who have lied to the courts robbed their employers & got away with harsh or any custodial sentence.
    I wonder if FM2 & people who think like her would still feel the same if they came face to face with the ones who were sacked?"
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Sandra Norris must repay £14,000 of £131,000 Asda fraud

Sandra Norris

Sandra Norris

First published in New Forest

AN office worker, who ripped off her employers for more than £100,000, has been ordered to pay just a fraction of the cash.

Sandra Norris, 58, defrauded Asda by altering shopping vouchers and helping herself to the cash, which in part she used to buy goods from a television shopping channel.

Norris, who had worked for the superstore’s Totton branch for 20 years, changed vouchers used by shoppers to pay for their shopping.

Southampton Crown Court heard in October how she would sometimes double their value and take the difference in cash. It was her job to empty tills, cash up and then input the sums in the store computer system.

She was arrested following an in-house investigation about discrepancies in the store’s accounts whenever she was working. Police were informed and raided her home where they seized “an Aladdin’s Cave” of almost £80,000 in vouchers, some £6,600 in money and piles of unopened goods including perfume, alcohol, jewellery and clothing.

Norris, of Sutton Road, Totton, admitted one charge of theft of £700 and one of fraud by abusing her position of trust. She was jailed for 28 months.

She returned to the court for a confiscation hearing when Judge Peter Ralls QC heard she had benefited by £131,670 through her criminal conduct but her realisable assets stood at £14,394, which included goods to the value of £5,000 she had bought from the shopping channel.

The judge ordered her to pay that amount with ten months in default.

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