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A mother and son are behind bars following a fraud which saw her pinch up to £130,000 from her employer.

The Shropshire Star is reporting that Ann Jones was jailed for two years and eight months at Shrewsbury Crown Court for stealing from Jim Dorricott Construction Ltd of Minsterley. 

Some of the money was given to her 36-year-old son Craig Smith, who was jailed for 10 months for acquiring criminal property. 

Jones admitted unlawfully taking between £122,000 and £130,000 from her employers over a three-year period, but the 58-year-old insisted she was coerced into it by her son. 

Her son, of Balfour Close, Northampton said he had problems with alcohol, drugs and gambling and admitted acquiring £38,000 in criminal property. 

Jones, of Heritage Way, Llanymynech, started work in 2013 as an accounts office manager at the company in 2013, and the fraud began within eight weeks. 

The prosecution said that she had used four methods to help herself, including making false invoices and transferring £84,000 to a company that was owned by her husband and it went into their joint bank account.

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