Leeds company director to pay back £200,000

Neale Ainscow.

Neale Ainscow.

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A crooked company director has been ordered to repay more than £200,000 to the Leeds company he defrauded by selling on valuable equipment he ordered on their accounts.

Neale Ainscow, 36, is serving a six year sentence after he cost his employers more than £1.6m.

He was jailed last November after a court heard lived the high life on the proceeds of his fraud, buying cars, holidays and building up a valuable collection of fine wines.

By the time the fraud was discovered at DePuy International Ltd, a specialist medical equipment provider which is part of Johnson and Johnson, he had pocketed 852,000.

Recorder Adbul Iqbal yesterday ordered Ainscow to pay the company £207,639 with in six months. Failure to do so will result in a further two-and-a-half year prison sentence. Recorder Iqbal also lifted a restraint order to enable Ainscow to sell his home, on Blackberry Way, Halifax, to raise the sum. Ainscow worked for the company in Beeston, for 11 years.

He was authorised to buy equipment on behalf of the company and it was through that he abused his position.

He admitted three charges of theft and three of converting criminal property.

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