The Vale of Glamorgan has lost £48,000 in a series of frauds carried out by one of its own staff

More that £48,000 was stolen from the Vale of Glamorgan Council by one of its own employees in a sophisticated fraud involving false tax-exemption claims.

Kathryn MacDonald

The crooked staff member – Kathryn MacDonald (37) of Leckwith near Penarth  – used 19 different email addresses to make the false claims and then used the cash proceeds of her crimes to meet her gambling debts.

At Cardiff Crown Court, MacDonald was sentenced to 18 month’s imprisonment.

The prosecution said the offences – carried out at the Vale of Glamorgan Council officers at Barry  were “sophisticated” but that and none of the cash can ever be recovered and MacDonald herself has no money left.

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  1. Lesley says:

    So she’s from Leckwith then not penarth as your headline says?

  2. Socially Responsible Mark (aka Mark Foster) says:

    Who’s ripping you off more, this woman who needs help or Rod Thomas on his £170,000 plus per year, when he and the rest of them we know are not worth more than £70,000, if they didn’t create an artificial market?

  3. Christopher David says:

    Indeed- an artificial market it is- it’s called the club.

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