Governor stole children’s dinner money

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A school governor who lives in a £650,000 house has been sentenced for stealing childrens’ dinner money.

Over an eight month period former British Airways hostess Kathryn Braidford also took money for pupils school trips and even helped herself to the headmistress’s Lottery cash.

The fall from social grace of the 46-year-old mother-of-three was laid bare in Blackpool Magistrates Court.

Her “mortified “ husband Steven, the managing director of a wealth management company, watched as she admitted seven counts of theft from Breck Primary School, Poulton.

The court heard Braidford, of Mains Lane, Poulton, stole more than £3,400 from Breck Primary School in the town.

She was sentenced to 12 months supervision and attend a special offenders’ group .

She was ordered to pay back £3,434 in 28 days and pay £85 court costs and £20 victims’ surcharge.

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