An accountant who helped a self-employed bricklayer obtain a tax rebate of more than £6,000 then pocketed it for himself has been jailed for 16 months.
Jamie Calland, a gambling addict, who has a previous conviction for stealing £11,000 from his employers, was told by a judge today: "You have a dishonest streak" and he jailed him for 16 months, the Wirral Globe reported.
25-year-old Calland, of Forest Road, Prenton, had pleaded guilty to theft.
Martine Snowden, prosecuting, told Liverpool Crown Court that the victim, David King, asked Calland for help in July 2010 and the next month was told by...
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