Leeds accountant Darren Smith was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison for defrauding his former employer ITV of £140,000.
The finance manager, who had racked up a personal debt of £846,000, was found guilty of paying false invoices for work that was never done.
His accomplice Steve Marsden, a former tenant of one of his properties, was also found guilty and jailed for two years.
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