Financial manager charged with fraud

Calverley House

A WOMAN has been accused of fraudulently taking more than £200,000 while working at Calverley House in Tunbridge Wells.

Klare Meyer, 36, of Northwood Road, Tonbridge, is alleged to have taken the money while working as the Ice Organisation’s financial manager between February 2011 and February 2016.

She faced five charges of fraud by abuse of position. She pleaded guilty to one charge, relating to the largest figure of £170,835.14, at Sevenoaks Magistrates Court. She pleaded not guilty to four other charges of defrauding an additional £35,000 via wages and company credit cards.

She will now appear at Maidstone Crown Court on February 7, after being released on unconditional bail.

The company was launched by former Airmiles Managing Director Jude Thorne in 2010. It runs the Ice Loyalty Scheme which allows customers to earn credit and rewards from shopping with associated brands, such as Marks and Spencer and John Lewis.

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