Duncan Phillips, defending, said Burrows recognised the theft was her responsibility and that she would have to be punished.Well, when you’ve ripped off the firm that employed you to an extent that four other workers have had to be made redundant, who couldn’t recognise this?
Recorder Raymond Herman sentenced her to 16 months in prison, suspended for two years and ordered her to do 200 hours unpaid work.
He told her: “There is no doubt that you deserve to go to prison.”So…why didn’t she?
… he was drawing back from jailing her because her daughters would suffer and the punishment would not directly benefit her victims.OK, a) that’s a shame for them, but that’s something she should have considered, and b) wouldn’t it?
If I’d lost my job through someone else’s criminal conduct, I’d have benefitted immensely from knowing that society took that conduct seriously, and doled out an appropriate punishment…