orders former Burnham-On-Sea post couple to pay back £20,000
couple who stole money from post while working at Burnham-On-Sea's
Royal Mail Delivery Office have this week been ordered to pay
back almost £20,000.
Jayne Hopkins, 44, who worked as the Delivery Office Manager from
November 2008 to April 2009 was last
year convicted of theft and money laundering and jailed for
14 months after gathering £40,000 in currency being sent
through the post.
husband David, a postman at Bridgwater, was also charged with
converting criminal property amounting to £3,200. He was
also given a three-month suspended sentence plus 150 hours' unpaid
Appearing before Taunton Crown Court this week, Mrs Hopkins was
told she must pay back £10,000 within six months under the
Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. Her husband has been ordered to pay
back £9,974 within one month.