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13 June 2019, 18:05 | Updated: 13 June 2019, 18:09
A Leicester man who admitted stealing more than £660,000 from his employer has been jailed for three years and nine months
65-year-old Bharat Suchak of Silverstone Drive appeared at Leicester Crown Court for sentencing after admitting three counts of fraud by abuse of position at a hearing earlier this year.
The investigation related to large sums of money being transferred into Suchak’s bank account from accounts owned by GS Fashions in Ross Walk, Leicester.
Suchak was employed by the family business as a bookkeeper for around 30 years. During that time Suchak transferred nearly £662,000 to his own bank accounts.
Financial Investigator Nicole McIntyre from the Economic Crime Unit was the investigating officer. She said: “GS Fashions was a family business which had been in business for 40 years. Following the incident the business has gone into liquidation due to the financial loss it’s suffered at the hands of Suchak.
“The victims trusted Suchak and felt he was a loyal employee. He abused his positon and the victims’ good nature.
“This was a lengthy and complex investigation, money was transferred over a period of time using fraudulent transactions so it didn’t arouse suspicion.
“We are pleased that he has pleaded guilty to the offences and we hope the time he will now spend in prison will give him the time to reflect on his crimes and the consequences his actions had had on him, his family, the victims and the wider community employed by GS Fashions.”