A York woman has been jailed after taking nearly £600K from her employers.
York woman jailed for £596,000 fraud against doctor’s practice
Carolyn Lightwing, 55, of St Mary’s York, pleaded guilty to fraud by abuse of position after fraudulently transferring more than £596,000 from her former employers, Elvington Medical Practice, over a period of three years.
She was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment.
As practice manager she was in charge of the suppliers’ invoices and had access to the practice bank accounts which she abused on a substantial scale.
Discrepancies in the accounts came to light in 2017 once Mrs Lightwing was no longer employed by the practice.
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