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Fraudster Helen Hart admits cheating boss out of £400,000 to fund lavish lifestyle

By WBBev  |  Posted: February 18, 2013

Helen Hart who is facing a prison sentence after admitting cheating her boss out of £500,000

Helen Hart who is facing a prison sentence after admitting cheating her boss out of £400,000

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A FORMER company secretary from near Camborne described as a "Walter Mitty" character by police has admitted cheating £400,000 from her boss to fund a lavish lifestyle.

Helen Maria Hart, 45, gave guilty pleas to 25 counts involving the use of a company cheque book to buy luxury cars, premiership football tickets and to charter a private jet to Paris and Cardiff.Hart, of Alexandra Road, Illogan, admitted conning PDP Green Consulting Ltd, based at Truro Technology Park, Heron Way, between October, 2005, and May 2011.

The hearing at Truro Crown Court finally brought an end to her seven year spending spree during which she claimed to be a multi-millionaress.Judge John Neligan warned the former secretary, who wore a black suit and 4-inch high heels at today's hearing, that a prison sentence was inevitable. She was released on conditional bail until March 1.

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  • OscarDelta  |  February 19 2013, 9:03AM

    Coincidentally this story is also running under the headline that she admits defrauding £400k, but hey, what's £100,000 amongst friends? Clearly small change to these journalists, when it suits.

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  • youngcornwall  |  February 18 2013, 7:56PM

    For the life of me I cannot understand how any company could let this sort of thing go on under their very noses for so long undetected.

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  • josdave  |  February 18 2013, 7:33PM

    A far better sentence would have been to make her sell off all her assets and exist on basic benefits until every penny with interest had been repaid.

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  • youngcornwall  |  February 18 2013, 7:11PM

    "who wore a black suit and 4-inch high heels at today's hearing" What has this got to do with anything?

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