Former Upshire Primary School worker handed community order

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Linda Bird was sentenced at Chelmsford Crown Court Linda Bird was sentenced at Chelmsford Crown Court

A former primary school administrator accused of stealing more than £20,000 has been handed a 12-month community order for false accounting.

Linda Bird, of St Thomas’ Close in Waltham Abbey, was ordered to perform 250 hours of unpaid work after admitting four counts of false accounting at Upshire Primary School, in Upshire Road, between September 2008 and November 2011.

A total of four charges of theft by employee totalling £22,830.75, which Bird pleaded not guilty to, will remain on file.

The 51-year-old, who was sentenced at Chelmsford Crown Court on Thursday, must complete the work by March 6 next year.

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2:16pm Tue 11 Mar 14

TTMAN says...

Waltham Abbey used to be a good place to live, but there are so many reports of crime from people in that region I wonder why it changed.
Waltham Abbey used to be a good place to live, but there are so many reports of crime from people in that region I wonder why it changed. TTMAN
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4:55pm Tue 11 Mar 14

SillyCnut says...

Like the scrote who thankfully got himself killed whilst trying to rob an old lady. Natural justice does sometimes prevail. Just now waiting for his knuckle-dragging mouth-breathing relatives to threaten to come round and smash my face in!!!!
Like the scrote who thankfully got himself killed whilst trying to rob an old lady. Natural justice does sometimes prevail. Just now waiting for his knuckle-dragging mouth-breathing relatives to threaten to come round and smash my face in!!!! SillyCnut
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11:39pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Villagecranberry says...

Linda Bird should have got Bird, ridiculous sentencing.
Linda Bird should have got Bird, ridiculous sentencing. Villagecranberry
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9:48am Thu 13 Mar 14

joojjo says...

So where's the money?
So where's the money? joojjo
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