Victoria Edwards copied invoices on a total of 12 occasions to the quantity of 4,651.91 while working in the accounts department at Tudor Griffiths Builders Merchants at Maesbury Road, Oswestry.The 28-year-old had released refunds for the complete quantitytotal noted on billings however had actually deliberately credited the money to her own account instead of back to the initial customer, said Mr Mike Phillips, prosecuting at Shrewsbury Magistrates Court.The fraud came to light after checks were brought out at the firm,
and some discrepancies were noticed in the paperwork associating with the billings, he added.Edwards, of Erw Wen, Morda, in Oswestry, admitted one charge of scams by false representation.Ms Justine McVitie, for Edwards, said her customer’s issues had begun when her partner had actually left the household home.
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make ends meet, and had come down into a vicious cycle of debt to various pay-day loans companies,
she said.In addition, Edwards was stated to be”in a depressed state
“, and to have considerable self-confidence issues.According to Mrs McVitie, Edwards was struggling
with a back problem which worsened her scenario, and since losing her job with the business she had been not able to discover work, resulting in her requiring to claim
benefits.Sentencing, district judge TJ Rose stated Edwards had”self-evident difficulties connecting to childcare, and had
problems with her health”. He said he also took into consideration the fact that Edwards has no previous convictions on her record, and likewiseas well as of her early guilty plea.He warned her that she could still be pursued for the remaining quantity by other civil recovery indicates
, but that he might just purchase her to pay back an optimum of 500-the maximum quantity allowable by the court.Edwards was also ordered to complete 120 hours of overdue work, which will be monitored by the probation service.