Accounts Worker Admits Swindling His Firm Out Of £2.9M

Law360, London (June 4, 2019, 1:25 PM BST) -- An accounts worker appeared before a judge at a London court on Tuesday to plead guilty to swindling his company out of nearly £3 million ($3.8 million) by diverting huge sums of money from the firm into his own bank account.

Ben Wiley, 28, abused his position as DG Robson’s accounting officer by transferring £2.94 million belonging to the mechanical services contractor — a subsidiary of building services firm T Clarke PLC — into bank accounts that he controlled, between May 2013 and October 2016, according to the indictment at Southwark Crown Court.

Judge Peter Testar adjourned sentencing until July 26 after...

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