Woman mayor who stole £40,000 from social club to fund online gambling addiction is jailed
Soon the 49-year-old, who served as Carlisle mayor for a year in the 1990s, was so hooked she forged her husband's signature to raise a mortgage on the family home.
And when she was discovered she tried to kill herself, Carlisle Crown Court heard.
The defendant, jailed for 12 months for theft of £38,726 and falsifying a mortgage document, stole the cash from Carlisle South End Constitutional Club.
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