This seems like yet another absurdly light sentence from the British justice system.
This woman stole £200,000 from the small company she worked for, and potentially jeopardised the livelihoods at least twenty people. To think that she will probably actually only be in prison for less than a year for stealing such a vast sum is just ludicrous. I think the point about endangering the position of others is particularly pertinent and worthy of serioius punishment, never mind the original offence itself.
What would this sort of crime get you in the US? I have trouble believing it would be anything so light. I know I have posted on this subject before, but it really does seem like we just read about one stupidly inadequate sentence after another from day to day.
A lot of people I know are sick of this, yet no government seems to want to do anything radical to change the situation. I guess the pressure on the jail system and the desire to save money probably plays a huge part in the equation. But seriously, enough is enough! Serious crimes deserve serious sentences.