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Nigerian Woman Steals £17,000 From UK Employers For Luxury Wedding!!! (pics) by SleekyP(m): 10:03pm On Apr 24, 2015
Convicted fraudster who conned £17,000 from City firm used company credit card to pay for £5,000 Seychelles honeymoon on her second day in the job


* Gabrielle Yinka Saunders, 32, stole money from Insight Investments on the day after she started working there
* Used company money to pay for £10,000 wedding and £5,000 honeymoon
* But she was spared jail despite having previous fraud convictions
* Saunders stole £35,000 from PwC and was jailed for six months in 2007


A convicted fraudster stole £17,000 from the City firm where she worked after she started embezzling money on her second day in the job.

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 at Heathrow when she returned from the honeymoon - but now she has been spared jail even though a court heard that she had been convicted of fraud twice previously.

Saunders, also known as Gabriella Osborne since getting married at Belair House in Dulwich last September, stole £35,000 from her previous employer PriceWaterhouseCoopers, 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 - including £600 for flowers, £270 on a new watch, £210 on a new outfit and £400 for a mobile phone.

The Old Bailey heard Saunders came to the UK from Nigeria and graduated from Southampton University with a law degree in 2004, before starting work at PwC.

While working at the multinational firm, Saunders 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 six months for fraud, and in 2011 she was again convicted of fraud but spared jail after a court heard she had stolen money from neighbour using credit cards.

The day after Saunders started working at Insight Investments in June, she charged £5,272 to a colleague's credit card in order to pay travel agent Trailfinders 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.

Prosecutor Roger Daniells-Smith said: 'She paid for a prestige wedding venue, she paid for the flowers, she paid for her honeymoon outfit and clothing.

'She paid for phone calls to make these arrangements and she paid for the gift of a watch. She paid for the honeymoon which was a first-class trip to Dubai and then on to the Seychelles.

'They were arrested at Heathrow when they returned to the UK and she made no comment in interview, but it was clear from the evidence that she was solely responsible for these frauds.'

Saunders, from Camberwell in south London, admitted seven counts of fraud totalling £16,990, and was sentenced to 15 months' imprisonment suspended for two years, with 200 hours of unpaid work.

Judge Stephen Gullick decided against jailing her after he was told that she had repaid the money and was retraining as a teacher.

He said: 'You have a singularly unimpressive record and you have already served a prison sentence some time ago.

'You did not disclose your previous dishonesty to your employers, who were prepared to take you on as an administrative assistant on a good salary.

'The fact is within days you were prepared to take advantage. You effectively defrauded others to the tune of £17,000, all of which has been paid back. That money was used to finance your wedding and the subsequent honeymoon.

'You have now started working in a completely different environment. I hope they will never place you in a position of trust with anything to do with money.

'These were serious offences but it appears you are turning your life around. If you continue to commit offences of dishonest of this nature you will eventually receive a very long sentence of imprisonment indeed.'


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3047319/Fraudster-conned-17-000-City-firm-used-company-credit-card-pay-Seychelles-honeymoon.html

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Re: Nigerian Woman Steals £17,000 From UK Employers For Luxury Wedding!!! (pics) by ArchEnemy(m): 10:12pm On Apr 24, 2015
undecided so what did she gain in the end? Jail?
If only we will do all things with their consequences at the back of our minds

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Re: Nigerian Woman Steals £17,000 From UK Employers For Luxury Wedding!!! (pics) by vislabraye(m): 10:14pm On Apr 24, 2015
Even after having a good degree .

Did she single handedly sponsor her wedding ? That's serious...

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Re: Nigerian Woman Steals £17,000 From UK Employers For Luxury Wedding!!! (pics) by Nobody: 10:19pm On Apr 24, 2015
it is people like this that give Nigerians a very bad name abroad.

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Re: Nigerian Woman Steals £17,000 From UK Employers For Luxury Wedding!!! (pics) by SleekyP(m): 10:23pm On Apr 24, 2015
teeowl:
it is people like this that give Nigerians a very bad name abroad.

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Re: Nigerian Woman Steals £17,000 From UK Employers For Luxury Wedding!!! (pics) by enoqueen: 10:44pm On Apr 24, 2015
Good for her.

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Re: Nigerian Woman Steals £17,000 From UK Employers For Luxury Wedding!!! (pics) by modelmike7(m): 10:54pm On Apr 24, 2015
Unrepentant thief.

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Re: Nigerian Woman Steals £17,000 From UK Employers For Luxury Wedding!!! (pics) by obo389(m): 4:16am On Apr 25, 2015
Nigerians always showing themselves since 1888AD smiley

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Re: Nigerian Woman Steals £17,000 From UK Employers For Luxury Wedding!!! (pics) by rusher14: 4:55am On Apr 25, 2015
She obviously is need of mental care.

My only concern now is that she's retrained as a teacher.

A few students might find their phones and lunch money missing.

At least we'll know who the culprit is.
grin

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Re: Nigerian Woman Steals £17,000 From UK Employers For Luxury Wedding!!! (pics) by SleekyP(m): 7:05am On Apr 25, 2015
rusher14:
She obviously is need of mental care.

My only concern now is that she's retrained as a teacher.

A few students might find their phones and lunch money missing.

At least we'll know who the culprit is.
grin
grin grin

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Re: Nigerian Woman Steals £17,000 From UK Employers For Luxury Wedding!!! (pics) by Nobody: 11:42am On Apr 25, 2015
She isn't a thief but a sharp crooner

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Re: Nigerian Woman Steals £17,000 From UK Employers For Luxury Wedding!!! (pics) by ige101(m): 11:42am On Apr 25, 2015
Crime everywhere
Re: Nigerian Woman Steals £17,000 From UK Employers For Luxury Wedding!!! (pics) by jimi4us: 11:43am On Apr 25, 2015
.i thought dey said its one particular tribe that commits all the crime in the whole wide world. SMH

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Re: Nigerian Woman Steals £17,000 From UK Employers For Luxury Wedding!!! (pics) by killjoy(m): 11:43am On Apr 25, 2015
y will a man go ahead to marry a woman with criminal records

since d only alternative is demonic possession? I'll assume d cause of her regular stealing to be a psychological disorder - what d white man calls kleptomania.
Re: Nigerian Woman Steals £17,000 From UK Employers For Luxury Wedding!!! (pics) by Leojamesjames(m): 11:43am On Apr 25, 2015
i will come back and comments later.
Re: Nigerian Woman Steals £17,000 From UK Employers For Luxury Wedding!!! (pics) by coalcoal1(m): 11:43am On Apr 25, 2015
huh
Re: Nigerian Woman Steals £17,000 From UK Employers For Luxury Wedding!!! (pics) by Nobody: 11:43am On Apr 25, 2015
Only God can save this inveterate fraud from herself. Some human beings and their self-destructive tendencies. Smh
Re: Nigerian Woman Steals £17,000 From UK Employers For Luxury Wedding!!! (pics) by delishpot: 11:44am On Apr 25, 2015
See how she embarassed her husband?

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Re: Nigerian Woman Steals £17,000 From UK Employers For Luxury Wedding!!! (pics) by Temmmmy(m): 11:45am On Apr 25, 2015
Ewoju aiye ooo. This one definetely has stealing in Her DNA, she was not thankful to God that after the first case of stealing, she was able to secure job yet she went on to steal on her second day at work to fund a meaningless Luxurious lifestlye, it is a pity .

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Re: Nigerian Woman Steals £17,000 From UK Employers For Luxury Wedding!!! (pics) by Nobody: 11:45am On Apr 25, 2015
Stealing is not corruption since 2011 embarassed shocked

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Re: Nigerian Woman Steals £17,000 From UK Employers For Luxury Wedding!!! (pics) by Moana(f): 11:45am On Apr 25, 2015
so she stole so she can have a flashy wedding? undecided
Re: Nigerian Woman Steals £17,000 From UK Employers For Luxury Wedding!!! (pics) by preciousMI1(f): 11:46am On Apr 25, 2015
Nigerians until they ban us from all the countries in the world, we won't rest....

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Re: Nigerian Woman Steals £17,000 From UK Employers For Luxury Wedding!!! (pics) by Mcaise: 11:46am On Apr 25, 2015
Greed

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Re: Nigerian Woman Steals £17,000 From UK Employers For Luxury Wedding!!! (pics) by chynie: 11:46am On Apr 25, 2015
God i envy this people that can steal large
Re: Nigerian Woman Steals £17,000 From UK Employers For Luxury Wedding!!! (pics) by omanifrank(m): 11:46am On Apr 25, 2015
ha
Re: Nigerian Woman Steals £17,000 From UK Employers For Luxury Wedding!!! (pics) by eagleeye2: 11:47am On Apr 25, 2015
teeowl:
it is people like this that give Nigerians a very bad name abroad.
Ohh Thank God, she is not from the land of the rising Sun. Cos we know what some people would have said.

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Re: Nigerian Woman Steals £17,000 From UK Employers For Luxury Wedding!!! (pics) by 4Play(m): 11:47am On Apr 25, 2015
This is GEJ's fault. If he had produced a strong viable economy, people will not feel the need to go abroad and steal.

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Re: Nigerian Woman Steals £17,000 From UK Employers For Luxury Wedding!!! (pics) by coogar: 11:47am On Apr 25, 2015
£17,000 stolen, 200 hrs unpaid work as punishment.

she's a very smart woman! grin

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Re: Nigerian Woman Steals £17,000 From UK Employers For Luxury Wedding!!! (pics) by popesam1(m): 11:48am On Apr 25, 2015
There's nothing for her than jail. she just dey damage my country name.

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Re: Nigerian Woman Steals £17,000 From UK Employers For Luxury Wedding!!! (pics) by homesteady(m): 11:49am On Apr 25, 2015
Wow! this case is spiritua, it's not just normal! undecided undecided
Re: Nigerian Woman Steals £17,000 From UK Employers For Luxury Wedding!!! (pics) by oracle009(m): 11:49am On Apr 25, 2015
Are u kiddin me? D lady luks so so innocent. Wt such a good degree... She sure deserves to get a LIFE! Shez liable to die young wt ds lifestyle... Btw... Dt oyinbo man lazy die. If not, seems d lady sponsored d whole wedding. I wuld av gladly pay alot for a chick lik ds. #shez a criminal

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