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From a con job to no job

A convicted fraudster has left her job controlling the cash of Ulster’s justice watchdog — after she was exposed for stealing £26,000 from a housing association.

Sunday Life revealed last week how convicted white-collar crook Evelyn Kilpatrick, who lives in a plush home in Bangor West, Co Down, amazingly landed a role as Finance Officer at the Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland.

Our investigation showed that she joined the watchdog in August 2009 — but that was more than six months after she had been interviewed by police about stealing more than £26,000 from her former employer, the Habinteg Housing Association.

Downpatrick Crown Court heard last month that Kilpatrick, who had been finance manager for Habinteg, made full admissions to cops at Newtownards Police Station in January 2009 after being shown several cheques she had made out to herself.

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Belfast Telegraph