Former Lincoln City general manager John Vickers jailed

John Vickers, a disgraced former general manager at Lincoln City, has been sentenced to 14 months in prison for fraud against the club.

He joined the club in 2006 but recently admitted £35,000 of fraud and submitted a guilty plea at Lincoln Magistrates’ Court.

Vickers was sentenced to 14 months in prison after a hearing at Lincoln Crown Court on Friday, January 18 where it was heard that the money was used to fund his gambling addiction.

Lincoln City condemned the 48-year-old in a statement: “John Vickers was a trusted employee, work colleague and friend of many at Lincoln City Football Club for a number of years so the discovery of his actions was met with feelings of shock and disappointment.

“In closing we would like to thank the authorities for their diligence in their investigations.

“Lincoln City Football Club are pleased to learn this matter as now been concluded and
as such will be making no further comment.”