Plus, Emmerdale’s Steve is glad Zak’s no longer a violent man, and Corrie’s Brooke Vincent says Sophie won’t go straight!
Jacqueline, who of course plays Lauren Branning, reportedly wept as she sat in court to hear her dad John plead guilty to three offences of dishonesty or tampering with expenses during his time as head of finance at Enfield Council.
The paper reports that 58-year-old John “siphoned off” £491,088.35 into his own bank account between 2006 and 2010, £42,000 of which was in false wage payments to his wife, who he pretended worked at the council.
However, he lost most of the money to scams, and only £25,000 was recovered when Enfield Council launched legal proceedings against him.
Judge Nicholas Cooke at the Old Bailey told John that he had, “embarrassed the vast majority of hard working…government employees” with his “criminally distorted thinking.”
Judge Cooke added, “In addition to being fully dishonest, he’s a fool… Your offending will have real consequences to local residents in terms of reduced services or a decline in payments for those that live in the area.”
Moving on to Emmerdale news now, and Steve Halliwell has revealed that he’s glad that his character, Zak Dingle, is no longer the violent man he was before he had his breakdown… Continue reading »