A HEREFORDSHIRE woman has pleaded guilty to taking thousands from an engineering company using a credit card and bank account.

Fiona Loris, of Bredenbury, near Bromyard, admitted one fraud charge when she appeared at Worcester Magistrates’ Court in March.

The court heard from prosecutor Colin Philips how the 47-year-old used a company card from Kristal D and D to gain money for herself.

Kristal D and D is a dairy and refrigeration engineering company based in Herefordshire, which was established in 1978.


Loris, who was represented in court by solicitor Gary Harper, took around £6,680, but paid £2,921.42 back to the company before her sentencing. This was proven with bank statements given to the court.

She has been ordered to pay £3,764.59 in compensation. She must also pay prosecution costs of £140 and a victim surcharge of £90.

Loris has been ordered to complete 80 hours of unpaid work, to be completed within 12 months.