Brighton IT manager sent for trial over £150k theft

Posted On 04 Jan 2016 at 8:00 pm

A Brighton office and IT manager has been sent for crown court trial charged with stealing with more than £150,000 from her employer.

Suzanne Lili May, 39, of Willingdon Road, Brighton, is accused of stealing the money from her boss Christopher Hornzee-Jones, 48.

He runs Aerotrope, the renewable energy company that he set up in 2005. The business is based in New England Street, Brighton.

Eight charges were listed when May appeared before the court but these were consolidated to two – fraud and false accounting.

May was accused of making overpayments to her salary, paying money into her bank and paypal account and abusing a company credit card.

She is alleged to have stolen £151,000 from her employer.

May did not enter a plea but – with a possible four to five-year jail term looming – she was sent for trial at Lewes Crown Court.

She was given bail on condition that she surrender her passport and told to appear at the crown court on Monday 1 February.

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