With the retail world at her fingertips and shielded by her position as a hotel bookkeeper, internet shopping addict Eleanor Buchanan embezzled £30,000 from her employer at the Hillcroft Hotel in Whitburn, Great Britain. She stole the money between December 2010 and January 2012, spending the entire amount on designer clothes for her children. Buchanan’s situation seemed driven by her addictive personality rather than greed. Having previously worked through addictions to alcohol and painkillers, she was remorseful and compliant when confronted by police. According to the sheriff, her jail sentence is partially dependent on her ability to repay the hotel. Her siblings have already gathered funds to help her.
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