Banker who stole £36,000 from friends locked up

By Rebecca Buchan

Published: 15/02/2014

A DEBT-RIDDEN north-east banker who embezzled more than £36,000 from elderly family friends has been jailed.

Alison Allan was sentenced to 16 months for stealing from two pensioners who trusted her implicitly.

Aberdeen Sheriff Court heard the 57-year-old – who targeted the couple over two years – committed the “nasty” crime to pay off mounting credit card debts. She believed it would be a “short-term solution” to her money problems.

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