Man who defrauded employers ordered to repay £29,000

Wed 30th, Aug

A man who fraudulently diverted funds from his employer into his own bank account has since been ordered to pay back more than £29,000.

Man who defrauded employers ordered to repay £29,000 A man who fraudulently diverted funds from his employer into his own bank account has since been ordered to pay back more than £29,000. Adrian Gourley, 59, of Anita Street, Ancoats, Manchester, was ordered to repay a total of £29,118.14 to his former employers by Ipswich Crown Court, at the conclusion of Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) proceedings on Wednesday (23 August). Gourley had earlier been convicted of fraud by abuse of position and sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment. At Wednesday’s hearing he was told to repay the Confiscation Order within 14 days. If he fails to pay back the full sum, he will be forced to serve a further nine months behind bars. Detective Chief Inspector Liz Fernandes of the Eastern Region Special Operations Unit said: “The making of the Confiscation Order by the Court once more sends out the very clear message that our specialist Financial Investigators, working alongside colleagues in Suffolk Police, will continue to use the Proceeds of Crime Act legislation to drive home the message that crime does not pay. “The order made today will ensure that Gourley will be stripped of the very thing that motivated him to commit crime in the first place. Furthermore it also ensures that a victim of crime, in this case a business in the Ipswich area, will be compensated in full.”