IT boss jailed for Nectar card fraud

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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."