A Nottingham Building Society employee has been jailed for stealing tens of thousands of pounds from the mutual and her elderly stepfather.
Marilyn Scott, of Long Eaton in Derbyshire, worked as a customer service adviser for the Nottingham Building Society.
According to the BBC, Scott was sentenced to two and a half years in jail at Derby Crown Court after being found guilty at her trial in August of stealing an estimated £96,000 between 2003 and 2008 to pay off credit card debts from the late 1980s.
Scott stole £65,000 from her late stepfather who suffered from dementia and took thousands of pounds more from nine vulnerable Nottingham Building Society customers in Long Eaton. She also stole £6,380 from the branch's safe.
While the court accepted she was not stealing the money to fund a lavish lifestyle, Judge John Wait branded Scott a "foolish woman" who lacked courage or morality to face her debts.
The Nottingham Building Society said in a statement that the safety and security of its customers' money was of paramount importance: "We take all instances of financial crime extremely seriously and have strong internal controls in place.
"When those controls alerted us, we immediately investigated and then involved the police and other authorities in the investigation.
"None of our customers have suffered financially as a result of this theft of monies."
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