IT boss jailed for Nectar card fraud
Cahal Milmo is the chief reporter of The Independent and has been with the paper since 2000. He was born in London and previously worked at the Press Association news agency. He has reported on assignment at home and abroad, including Rwanda, Sudan and Burkina Faso, the phone hacking scandal and the London Olympics. In his spare time he is a keen runner and cyclist, and keeps an allotment.
Saturday 15 January 2011
A Sainsbury's IT manager who stole millions of Nectar points after finding a "loophole" in the system was jailed for 20 months at the Old Bailey yesterday.
James Stevenson, 45, set up false accounts for the reward card scheme and credited them with points worth £81,000. Stevenson, a father of two of Muswell Hill, north London, admitted using some of them to spend £8,120 at the chain. Judge Peter Thornton told him: "Your motive was clearly greed. This was a carefully planned, well-worked fraud."
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