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Richard Ludlow

Partner - West Kent (Hadlow)

6th October 2021

12 year ban for director who stole from firm to buy horses

Lisa Crawshaw, 46, was a director of family haulage firm C&C Transport, from 2006 until 2020. At court she admitted to stealing over £1.7 million from the business, using the money to buy horses and equestrian equipment. Following an insolvency service investigation Ms Crenshaw was disqualified for 12 years – this came on top of a five-year jail sentence, handed down for fraud earlier this year.

At her sentencing at Grimsby Crown Court in March 2021, Crawshaw said she found buying horses “more addictive than drugs”. Read the full story here: Gov.uk News

Jo Walker, lead investigator in the case said:

Ms Crawshaw abused her position as a director of her company to commit fraud, and the length of her disqualification period should act as a deterrent to other directors who might be tempted to exploit their position in a similar way.

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