An adviser who stole £400,000 from clients was jailed for three years and four months at Bradford Crown Court yesterday.
According to the Bradford Telegraph and Argus, Yorkshire Financial Clinic IFA Glenn Wrighton was found guilty of a “grotesque breach of trust” against four women after stealing funds from them over 16 years.
Wrighton stole £163,000 from one client, depriving five beneficiaries of their inheritance. He also stole £157,000 from a woman he had met through church, as well as stealing £47,000 and £16,101 from two other women.
The prosecution said over £300,000 of the stolen funds is still outstanding.
Judge David Hatton QC said: “People had invested with you significant sums, and to them very significant sums, in order to cater for their financial futures and those of their loved ones, who’s futures you wholly destroyed.”