PA stole for friend’s breast enhancements
A PA who stole thousands of pounds from her employers to pay for a friend's breast enhancement operation was spared jail yesterday.
Emily McMillan used corporate credit cards belonging to senior executives at global financial firm JP Morgan to fund the £3,500 procedure.
McMillan (28) of Sudbury, Suffolk, also took money to pay for a girls' holiday in Ibiza and to make a repayment on her brother's mortgage.
The Old Bailey heard that she began stealing after she fell into debt through taking drugs supplied by a colleague at JP Morgan — where they were said to be “readily available”. McMillan had access to corporate credit cards to make travel and other arrangements on behalf of senior staff.
She was caught following a routine audit and later admitted four counts of fraud and one of theft, totalling £10,633.88, all committed between March and May.
Judge Brian Barkersaid the “breach of trust” would normally result in jail but made a “rare” exception and ordered her to undergo six-months drug programme.