Nigerian Woman Stole Over N4M To Fund Her Lavish Wedding To British Lover

Date: 22-04-2015 9:57 am (9 years ago) | Author: Bayo Nelson
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A convicted Nigerian fraudster stole £17,000 from the City firm where she worked after she started embezzling money on her second day in the job. Gabrielle Yinka Saunders, 32, used company credit cards to pay for her £10,000 wedding, as well as a £5,000 honeymoon in the Seychelles. She was arrested at Heathrow when she returned from the honeymoon - but now she has been spared jail even though a court heard that she had been convicted of fraud twice previously.

 Saunders, also known as Gabriella Osborne since getting married at Belair House in Dulwich last September, stole £35,000 from her previous employer PriceWaterhouseCoopers, where she worked as a tax accountant. After serving a jail sentence, she started a £40,000-a-year job as a personal assistant at Insight Investments in June last year.
But she proceeded to embezzle a total of £17,000 using her colleagues' credit cards - including £600 for flowers, £270 on a new watch, £210 on a new outfit and £400 for a mobile phone.The Old Bailey heard Saunders came to the UK from Nigeria and graduated from Southampton University with a law degree in 2004, before starting work at PwC.
While working at the multinational firm, Saunders forged taxi receipts to destinations across the country at up to £250 a time, then signed them off by faking a colleague's signature.
In 2007 she was jailed for six months for fraud, and in 2011 she was again convicted of fraud but spared jail after a court heard she had stolen money from neighbour using credit cards.The day after Saunders started working at Insight Investments in June, she charged £5,272 to a colleague's credit card in order to pay travel agent Trailfinders for her luxury honeymoon with husband David Osborne.
In September she used another colleague's card to pay £10,254 to Belair House, £268.20 to the jeweller Andrew Charles, £597 to PESH flowers, £208.44 to fashion store ASOS and £390 to EE T-mobile.

Prosecutor Roger Daniells-Smith said:
'She paid for a prestige wedding venue, she paid for the flowers, she paid for her honeymoon outfit and clothing.
'She paid for phone calls to make these arrangements and she paid for the gift of a watch. She paid for the honeymoon which was a first-class trip to Dubai and then on to the Seychelles.
'They were arrested at Heathrow when they returned to the UK and she made no comment in interview, but it was clear from the evidence that she was solely responsible for these frauds
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Saunders, from Camberwell in south London, admitted seven counts of fraud totalling £16,990, and was sentenced to 15 months' imprisonment suspended for two years, with 200 hours of unpaid work.
However, Judge Stephen Gullick decided against jailing her after he was told that she had repaid the money and was retraining as a teacher.

Saunders spent £10,000 of her firm's money to book Belair House for her wedding reception

where she went for honeymoon


Posted: at 22-04-2015 09:57 AM (9 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- angesco at 22-04-2015 10:08 AM (9 years ago)
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We ALL deserve a second chance.

Lets just hope when she graduates as a qualified teacher, she teaches the young ones  the MERITS of  living an HONEST life.
Posted: at 22-04-2015 10:08 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- k4short2 at 22-04-2015 10:29 AM (9 years ago)
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seen
Posted: at 22-04-2015 10:29 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- fearlesspaul at 22-04-2015 10:30 AM (9 years ago)
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Yoruba tribe. Na them dey give nigeria bad image for UK. Criminals
Posted: at 22-04-2015 10:30 AM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- deejayx1 at 22-04-2015 10:55 AM (9 years ago)
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@Paul D you are not owkay
Posted: at 22-04-2015 10:55 AM (9 years ago) | Newbie
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- KingPharoah at 22-04-2015 11:28 AM (9 years ago)
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Children of Yoruba APC leaders Sad >:(Nigeria, sorry Cry Cry
Posted: at 22-04-2015 11:28 AM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- beneno at 22-04-2015 12:05 PM (9 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 22-04-2015 12:05 PM (9 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Larry28 at 22-04-2015 12:25 PM (9 years ago)
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Beta pikin
Posted: at 22-04-2015 12:25 PM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- PoliticxGuru at 22-04-2015 01:15 PM (9 years ago)
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chap girl, I love ur style though, Pls take more from. them bcoz Dem robbed our forefathers don't mind it urs, steal as many as u can
Posted: at 22-04-2015 01:15 PM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- echeeche at 22-04-2015 01:51 PM (9 years ago)
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ok
Posted: at 22-04-2015 01:51 PM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- Foxtroft at 22-04-2015 03:25 PM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: Paul D on 22-04-2015 10:30 AM
Yoruba tribe. Na them dey give nigeria bad image for UK. Criminals


Aaaaaa. Lol, see pot calling kettle black. All your brig brothers are currently on death row in Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia for drug traficking
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- Foxtroft at 22-04-2015 03:29 PM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: KingPharoah on 22-04-2015 11:28 AM
Children of Yoruba APC leaders Sad >:(Nigeria, sorry Cry Cry

I saw a video clip of one of your brothers from Imo state arrested for drug traficking in Thailand yesterday.
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- Foxtroft at 22-04-2015 03:36 PM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: KingPharoah on 22-04-2015 11:28 AM
Children of Yoruba APC leaders Sad >:(Nigeria, sorry Cry Cry

I saw a video clip of one of your brothers from Imo state arrested for drug traficking in Thailand yesterday.
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- elchymo at 22-04-2015 05:00 PM (9 years ago)
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Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 22-04-2015 05:00 PM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- maitamana at 23-04-2015 06:23 AM (9 years ago)
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She is a fool, what's she doing with all does money she has been stealing, spend them on white men, why did she travel to Uk steal and feed white men,fool Yoruba mentality.
Posted: at 23-04-2015 06:23 AM (9 years ago) | Newbie
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- Ouch1212 at 23-04-2015 05:29 PM (9 years ago)
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She stole in order to upload the pix on Facebook and other social media
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- elchymo at 19-08-2015 08:16 PM (8 years ago)
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Na wa oo. Dis girl sabi thief oo
Posted: at 19-08-2015 08:16 PM (8 years ago) | Hero
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