Thousands stolen from Brington Primary School

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A bursar stole £46,000 from a village school and forged her husband’s signature to take out finance against their home.

Sara Meakins, 40, was told to prepare for a prison sentence after she pleaded guilty to 12 offences of theft, fraud and obtaining a pecuniary advantage by deception, while working as a bursar at Brington Primary School.

Meakins, of Duston Wildes, Duston, admitted stealing £46,355 from the school between June 2007 and March 2011 and fraudulently taking £25,300 from a nephew’s trust fund between September 2009 and November 2010.

She also pleaded guilty to taking out £192,295 of fraudulent loans, forging her husband signature, against their home for nine years.

Recorder Christopher Donnellan QC adjourned sentence for reports and granted her bail. He said: “The court will be considering a sentence of inevitable custody.”