And finally… cat’s out the bag
A finance manager who stole £370,000 in company cash to buy pedigree kittens and sustain a high-class lifestyle has been jailed for four years.
Matthew Farrimond, 41, admitted 12 counts of fraud and one offence of money laundering while holding a senior role at a construction firm near Manchester.
Besides the expensive kittens, he booked holidays abroad and put down a deposit on a house.
PC Kate Riley of GMP’s economic crime section said: “Farrimond’s role was to safeguard the financial interests of the company he worked for, but he was the biggest threat to their hard-earned funds.”