Secretary Accused Of Stealing More Than $750,000 To Fund Shopping Spree

secretary Helen Maria Hart stolen moneyA former secretary for a British architecture and civil engineering firm is accused of stealing more than half a million British pounds, or roughly $750,000, from her one-time employer to go on a giant shopping spree.

Helen Maria Hart, 45, was an employee for PDP Green Consulting Ltd., based in the English town of Truro. And she is alleged to have racked up quite the list of pricey items, ranging from a Mercedes to a ride on a private jet.

She appeared on Thursday at Truro Magistrates' Court on 25 counts of fraud and other related charges.

Neither the prosecution nor defense released a statement to the media. And the local press reports did not say how her alleged abuses were discovered, but among the items in question are:

1. 4,985 pounds (about $7,710) for 48 bottles of wine.

2. 46,500 pounds (about $71,960) to purchase a Mercedes.

3. 5,990 pounds (about $9,280) to a private jet charter company for an Exeter-to-Paris flight.

She's also accused of stealing 391,353 pounds (about $655,550) in cash from 2005 to May of last year.

Hart was released on bail Thursday, and will next appear before the court July 6.

Don't Miss: Companies Hiring Now

More From AOL Jobs

Looking for a job? Click here to get started.

A $30 Million Question Stumps Dixon, Ill.

Add a Comment

*0 / 3000 Character Maximum


Filter by:

People like this drive me nuts. They already have so much going for them, then do stuff like like this and ruin everything that they've worked so hard for. I have some friends and family that are deep down great people, but have made some poor choices that caused them to loos everything. I hope that he can figure things out and get his life back in order.

Roger |

March 20 2014 at 11:04 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

That is a lot of money. I am a little jealous of the flight though. I love airplanes. Have you ever flown one? You just feel so free!

January 30 2014 at 9:47 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Wow, that is pretty messed up, and one crazy shopping spree. It is probably a good thing that she was caught though, because that is quite a bit of money to be stealing from a company.


January 08 2014 at 10:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

This is awesome! I would love to be able to go on a shopping spree at I could get so many great things!!!

December 13 2013 at 5:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Maria Hart, 45 you have been a very bad girl $$$ anyoine else doing this kind of crime take notice your next and to crow bar hotel you go where food and drink are free for the next 10 years

June 15 2012 at 12:08 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Search Articles

Picks From the Web