Finance manager faked terminal cancer for time off

Finance manager faked terminal cancer for time off

A Finance Manager who faked having cancer frauded her employer out of £17,000.

Teresa Clay, who was employed by Farsight Recruitment, not only lied about having terminal cancer to take time off, but she abused her position as finance manager by transferring money from her colleagues’ accounts to hers.  

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Comments (2)

  • Hayley
    Tue, 23 Jan 2018 1:58pm GMT
    It would also seem to me that their management of a sick employee is not very good. I would generally be looking for ways to support the employee and so engaging with Occupational Health or an Early Intervention program could have highlighted much sooner that she did not in fact have Cancer.
  • I-COM
    Tue, 23 Jan 2018 12:52pm GMT
    It seems to me the recruitment agency were quite lucky under the new GDPR the consequences for the business could have been much more extreme as the culprit could easily have done something with the personal data to which she had access.
    Proper vetting of people with access to personal data is critical.


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