A parish council clerk helped herself to £28,000 of taxpayers money when she plunged into debt and took out a number of pay-day loans, a jury heard today.
Lynne Turner, 50, is accused of regularly transferring money from the parish council’s bank account into her own after she amassed £90,000 of debt and then took out loans from Wonga.com.
She was arrested after her successor at the council noticed £28,200 was unaccounted for.
Turner, of High Wycombe, worked at Hughenden Parish Council in Buckinghamshire for 17 years before quitting in September 2011.
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