[T]he former club secretary of a Carlisle working men’s club has appeared at Rickergate Magistrates Court in Carlisle and pleaded guilty to four-charges of theft from her employer.
Miss Lisa Michelle Angel-Thorpe, 44, previously of North Street, Denton Holme, Carlisle, she now lives outside the area.
The charges relate to while she was employed by the Upperby Men’s Institute on Lamb Street, Carlisle, on October 6, 2016, she stole money to the value of £300; then between October 8, 2016 and January 1, 2017 she stole £2,863.76; another charge is dated between October 19, 2016 and December 29, 2016 she stole £3,480.00, with the fourth-charge being she stole £3,400 on dates between October 1, 2016 and January 31, 2017, all monies belonged to the Upperby Men’s Institute.
Prosecuting John Moran informed magistrates that there was a monetary loss to the club of around £10K.
He further explained the club was in financial difficulties at the time of the offences, but this loss made the clubs finances a real problem, the club went into liquidation earlier this year, however a new club is up and running on the same site.
The prosecutor said this was a serious offence, Angel-Thorpe held a high degree of trust, an employee in a highly responsible position, she abused her position, this was sophisticated offending, but today she admitted her guilt.
Angel-Thorpe was sent to Carlisle Crown Court where she will be sentenced on September 7; a pre-sentence report will be prepared by the Probation Service for that date.