Wimblington woman and former town councillor husband jailed after Luton airport cash theft

PUBLISHED: 16:51 09 March 2012

Oliver Reynalds and Janine Tempest-Reynalds on their wedding day. They have since separated a court was told.

Oliver Reynalds and Janine Tempest-Reynalds on their wedding day. They have since separated a court was told.

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A WIMBLINGTON woman who stole £90,000 and used part of it to feed her former town councillor husband's gambling addiction has been jailed.

Janine Tempest-Reynalds, 31, of Pond Close, stole the cash whilst working at Luton Airport as a supervisor for the handling agents Servisair.

Her theft had gone on for some time, Luton Crown Court was told, but only came to light after she went sick in August 2009.

Judge David Farrell said there was no evidence of a luxurious lifestyle and part of the cash was used to supplement a gambling addiction by her husband. He is thought to have received £30,000 over a three and a half year period.

Tempest-Reynalds was jailed for two years after admitting theft and false accounting.

Her husband Oliver, from whom she has since parted, was jailed for a year after pleading guilty to converting criminal property.

Oliver Reynalds is a former St Neots town councillor (he stepped down last May after a year) and ran a well known catering outlet.

Five years ago the British Promotional Merchandise Association made him a board director, the youngest board director co-opted in the association’s 42-year history.

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