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Mandish Kaur- jailed for one year for making false claim of overtime


NRI postwoman jailed for overtime scam of 40,000 pounds from Royal Mail


London, Oct. 08, 2007
Lashman Singh

NRI Mandish Kaur, 22, of Wilford Grove, UK has been jailed for one year for making false claim of overtime when she was working at the Beeston office of the Royal Mail between December 2004 and November 2006.

Mandish filled overtime forms for weekends that she had never worked, claiming a total of 40,461 pounds. She started working for Royal Mail in October 2004.

Mandish was planning to go to India for marry in November. Judge Philip Head, said, "The fact that you have made arrangements to go to India and get married after you were exposed indicates to me that you simply do not understand how serious what you have done is."

She wept when the judge pronounced the verdict against her. She said most of the money had gone on repaying debts of the family business.

Royal Mail spokesman told media that Royal Mail has changed its procedures for claiming overtime and it was as a result of these changes that this fraud came to light. We have a zero-tolerance approach to any dishonesty and that stance is shared by the overwhelming majority of postmen and women.