£500k scam lovers jailed

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A FOR­MER univer­sity dean and his se­cret lover have been jailed for five years each for steal­ing £513,000.

Robert Smed­ley, 52, cre­ated a role for Christo­pher Joyn­son at Edge Hill Univer­sity, Orm­skirk, Lancs.

Joyn­son, 34, in­voiced the univer­sity for work he had not un­der­taken. The pair, of West Kirby, Mersey­side, were found guilty at Liver­pool crown court of fraud.

DC David Wain­wright said af­ter­wards: “Smed­ley abused his po­si­tion and de­ceived col­leagues.”

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