Woman stole money out of ‘pure greed’

Samantha Jess
Samantha Jess

A 39-YEAR-OLD woman has been jailed for two years and six months after stealing more than £500,000 from her father’s company.

Samantha Jess, of Battalion Drive, Wootton in Northampton, was jailed at Amersham Crown Court on Monday, after admitting one count of theft.

Between 2006 and 2011, Jess was employed in the role of Financial Director at Brett Communications, a family business based in Milton Keynes run by her father.

During this time she transferred £514,655.85 into her personal accounts and tried to disguise the transactions by using the names of suppliers.

Jess used the money to fund her lifestyle, which included luxury holidays abroad and shopping trips.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Gareth Suffling, based at Milton Keynes CID, said: “This is an exceptionally sad case in which Samantha Jess completely destroyed the trust placed in her by her father.

“During her time working for the company she stole an exceptionally large amount of money for no other reason than pure greed. She used the money to fund lavish holidays and expensive shopping trips, often spending hundreds of pounds at a time.

“I hope this outcome will mark an end to this distressing case and enable the family to move on.”