Gabrielle Yinka Saunders, 32, used company credit cards to pay for her £10,000 wedding, as well as a £5,000 honeymoon in the Seychelles. She was arrested when she returned from the honeymoon. Saunders, since getting married at Belair House in
Dulwich last September, stole £35,000 from her previous employer PriceWaterhouseCoopers ( PWC ), where she worked as a tax accountant.
After serving a jail sentence, she started a £40,000-a-year job as a personal assistant at Insight Investments in June last year. But she proceeded to embezzle a total of £17,000 using her colleagues’ credit cards. Yinka went to the UK and graduated from Southampton University with a law degree in 2004, before starting work at PWC. While working at the multinational firm, she forged taxi receipts to destinations across the country at up to £250 a time, then signed them off by faking a colleague’s signature.
In 2007 she was jailed for 6 months for fraud, and in 2011 she was again convicted of fraud. The day after she started working at Insight Investments in June, she charged £5,272 to a colleague’s credit card in order to pay for her luxury honeymoon with husband David Osborne.
In September she used another colleague’s card to pay £10,254 to Belair House, £268.20 to the jeweller Andrew Charles, £597 to PESH flowers, £208.44 to fashion store ASOS and £390 to EE T-mobile. She has been sentenced to 15 months’ imprisonment suspended for 2 years, with 200 hours of unpaid work…. she plans to return to Nigeria after her jail term to pick up an appointment as d Minister for Power & Steal…..