Accountant jailed for £1.3m fraud
Gateshead accountant jailed for four years
An accountant has been jailed for four years after a fraud worth £1.3m at the
auto dealership where she worked.
Tracey Laws, 43, of Gateshead, committed the fraud by raising cheques made
out to herself but disguised the sums in the accounts as corporation tax
payments. Her husband at the time helped launder the money through his bank,
to the Metro.
Laws is reported to have used the money on a new home for her mother, home
improvements and a camper van. She was discovered when the company she worked
for, Preston Hall BMW in Stockton, part of the Inchcape Group, changed its