Aviva fraudster jailed after pocketing staff bonuses

To catch a thief

For more than a year Andrew James Ward claimed expenses for events and journeys he had not made, and diverted to himself Marks & Spencer vouchers intended as staff bonuses, the York Press reported.

An anonymous tip-off alerted his employers to his systematic fraud. Mr Ward pleaded guilty to a £19,426.64 expenses fraud and asked for an attempted fraud of £3,654.50 to be taken into consideration. He was jailed for four months and Aviva has sacked him.

Mr Ward had worked for 25 years at Aviva and

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