Fraudster who stole £40,000 and splurged it on designer shoes and handbags jailed

Will Metcalfe
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Hasnija Osmanagic has been jailed for 15 months after she pleaded guilty, ahead of her trial at Derby Crown Court, to fraud by abuse of position after siphoning off £39,812 from her employer's bank accounts. (Derbyshire Police)

A fraudster who siphoned almost £40,000 from her employer’s bank account has been jailed for 15 months.

Hasnija Osmanagic stole £39,812 from her employers over a period of 17 months from June 2016 to October 2017.

The 33-year-old splurged the money on luxury goods including Louis Vuitton bags, Rolex watches and Gucci shoes.

Derby Crown Court was told that between June 2016 and October 2017 the 33-year-old siphoned cash out of business accounts she had access to and into personal accounts.

When arrested she was found to be living an extravagant lifestyle buying items such as Louis Vuitton bags, Rolex watches and Gucci shoes.

Hasnija Osmanagic has been jailed for 15 months after she pleaded guilty, ahead of her trial at Derby Crown Court, to fraud by abuse of position after siphoning off £39,812 from her employer's bank accounts. (Derbyshire Police)

She pleaded guilty to one count of fraud by abuse of position after stealing at Derby Crown Court.

Osmanagic was caught out when her former employers, a technology company based in Derby, realised money had been moved to accounts they did not recognise.

She was sacked and the matter was referred to Action Fraud and then on to the specialist fraud department at Derbyshire Constabulary.

Following her arrest Osmanagic, of Cowslip Meadow, Draycott, gave a no comment interview before pleading guilty prior to a trial.

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The officer who led the case, DC Gavin Owen of Derbyshire Police, said: “I am pleased the courts have used their full powers to prosecute Hasnija Osmanagic.

“She was a person who was entrusted by her employers with information and access that was critical to the running of the business.

“On this occasion the business was able to recover from the loss it suffered – but others may not have been so lucky.

“I hope this sentence will act as a deterrent to those who think they can get away with acts similar to this and show employers why it is so important to keep a close eye on those they entrust with this type of information.”