Former Eastbourne legal exec due in court on £100,000 fraud charges

Court news.
Court news.

A former legal executive at an Eastbourne solicitors is to appear in court charged with defrauding £100,000 from the company she worked for.

Joni Parrington, 35, of Philips Avenue, and Karl Emery, 38, a maintenance engineer, also of Philips Avenue, are due to appear on bail at Brighton Magistrates Court on Thursday (11 December).

Parrington is charged with seven offences of fraud, two of fraud by false representation and four of fraud by abuse of position. She and Emery are also jointly charged with one offence of money laundering.

The charges, authorised by the Crown Prosecution Service, follow an eight month investigation by East Sussex CID into allegations that Parrington had defrauded £100,000 from local solicitors firm Lawson Lewis Blakers where she had been employed as a legal executive.