Debra Poole Wiki – Debra Poole Biography

Debra Poole, 61, was in charge of the bank accounts at Hinchley Wood Primary School in Surrey. A primary school worker who stole hundreds of thousands of pounds to finance an “extravagant lifestyle” of holidays and luxury cars has been jailed for six-and-a-half years. Debra Poole, 61, was in charge of the bank accounts at Hinchley Wood Primary School in Surrey.

Kingston Crown Court heard how Poole brought her position as signatory to the after-school club’s bank account to £490,000 from October 2011 to October 2018. Poole was convicted of one count of fraud by abuse of position and three counts of fraud by misrepresentation after trial and was sentenced Friday. Poole started working at Hinchley Wood as a school secretary in February 2000 before being promoted to Senior Administration Officer four years later.

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The age of Debra Poole is 61 years.


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Debra Poole accused of stolen £490,000

In addition to overseeing the school’s finances, she oversaw the documentation used for any changes in staff pay. Poole would transfer funds, write checks in her name, and then cash the checks. The school ran out of basic supplies as parents said their children’s education had been affected, the court heard.

Poole enjoyed a lavish lifestyle of expensive vacations in places like New York and Amsterdam. In February 2009, Poole submitted a ‘Pay Form Variance’ to Surrey County Council, in which she increased her own pay scale from E to F level. Two years later, she filed more paperwork to further increase her salary scale from SP9 to SP10.

She also claimed that between June 2016 and September 2018, she was working 30-hour weeks managing the breakfast club and after-school clubs. Her husband, Gary Poole, 67, was found not guilty on one count of acquisition, use and possession under the Proceeds of Crime Act.


Detective Constable Lloyd Ives, who investigated the case, said: “This gross breach of trust and his elaborate deception over some nine years financed an extravagant lifestyle and allowed him luxury holidays and cars that he otherwise would not have been able to afford.” . DC Ives added: “I hope the sentence handed down today shows how seriously such a massive breach of trust and position is taken.”Read More……

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