16 December 2008
Employee accused of false accounting prepares for employment tribunal
A former assistant manager at a medical centre who was accused of false accounting is preparing to take her case to an employment tribunal.
Sandra Lancaster worked for the Ann Burrows Thomas Health Centre, which is located in the Cumbrian town and port of Workington.
The 51-year-old was accused of stealing £54,000 and was suspended from her job in November 2006, local paper the News & Star reports.
It was alleged that Ms Lancaster took the money because her application to become a partner in the practice was turned down and she was jealous.
During a hearing last month, she was unanimously cleared of all the allegations and she is now planning to take the centre to tribunal.
Commenting on her case, she said: "We have known from the start that the allegations weren't true. We have fought for the last two years to get someone to listen and luckily they did."