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A HIGH-FLYING computers specialist has been sentenced to a year in prison after he admitted stealing thousands of pounds of equipment from his Canary Wharf employer. Fitzpatrick Kinyanjui, 40, of Mayfair Court, Watford appeared at Snaresbrook Crown Court
A HIGH-FLYING computers specialist has been sentenced to a year in prison after he admitted stealing thousands of pounds of equipment from his Canary Wharf employer.
Fitzpatrick Kinyanjui, 40, of Mayfair Court, Watford appeared at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Monday, September 14 and was sentenced to 12 months in prison.
He pleaded guilty to stealing two items worth a total on �17,800 from his employers Citigroup, based in Canada Square, which he later advertised on auction website eBay in February last year.
Mr Kinyanjui was arrested in possession of the stolen items and further enquiries led to more property being recovered.
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Det Insp Paul Meaden said: "This is an excellent example of how at short notice an operation can be conducted to arrest an active criminal abusing the breach of trust placed in him.
"Without the protracted enquiries of the Citigroup team and quick response from Tower Hamlets Beat Crimes Unit this individual would still be at liberty to finance his lifestyle at the expense of his colleagues.
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"A clear message has been sent out that those in a privileged position within their organisation will more than likely face a prison sentence if convicted at court of any act of dishonesty in the workplace.