PracticeAccounting FirmsConvicted Carlisle accountant facing jail time

Convicted Carlisle accountant facing jail time

Found guilty of stealing from employer

Tony
Harden, 42
, an accountant from Harden, of Woodleigh, Walton, near Brampton
has been told to expect a prison sentence after being found guilty of stealing
£21,000 from his employers, the News and
Star
reported.

Harden he was convicted of five counts of theft by a jury at
Carlisle
Crown Court
after he claimed he was given wage rises of £6,000 and £4,000,
plus a £1,000-a-month bonus – claims which his employer, The Window Shop, denied
authorising.

Harden was responsible for paying the wages of staff at the Newtown
industrial estate firm, including his own.

Harden will be sentenced on 5 January next year.

Further reading:

Conman ‘accountant’ gets five-and-a-half years for
theft

Jailed businessman to pay back £1.3m to HMRC

Failed accountant turned to drug dealing

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