Ex-Lincolnshire GP practice manager admits £260k fraud over six-year-period

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The former practice manager of a GP surgery near Lincoln was warned he faces jail after admitting to defrauding his employers out of £260,000.

Stuart Coffey, 44, of Bede Close, Quarrington, near Sleaford, pleaded guilty at Lincoln Crown Court on Thursday, December 17, to fraud on the Bracebridge Heath Medical Practice between June 1, 2007 and September 1, 2013.

Judge John Pini QC adjourned sentence for the preparation of a probation report but told Coffey: “There will be an immediate custodial sentence but the court has to consider it properly to make sure it assesses the appropriate term correctly.

“I will order a pre-sentence report but I am not looking to any alternative to custody. It is simply a question of fixing the just term.”

Coffey was granted bail to appear back for sentence in February.

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