Gurmukh Singh Shehri paid himself unauthorised bonuses while employed by Biba

Biba accountant jailed

An accountant who pleaded guilty to stealing more than £24,000 from Biba has been jailed for 18 months.

Gurmukh Singh Shehri, 32, signed cheques to himself and paid himself unauthorised bonuses while employed as Biba’s finance manager.

He paid himself £11,000 in unapproved bonuses and wrote £13,198 in cheques to a bogus company which he cashed himself.

Last month he pleaded guilty to six counts of fraud.

A Biba spokesperson said: “We are pleased that the legal process has concluded. We brought this matter to the attention of the police immediately upon discovery and have taken all reasonable steps to prevent a reoccurrence.”

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