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Seized Elvis goods go to auction
Julie Wall
Julie Wall stole the money over a 10-year period
Rare Elvis records, Christmas cards and magazines bought by a former council employee who embezzled almost 600,000, are to go on sale in Derbyshire.

Julie Wall, 47, from Rippon Drive in Sleaford, Lincs, was jailed in October 2005 for three years for stealing the money from North Kesteven Council.

The Crown Prosecution Service said the money raised from the sale would go back to the council as compensation.

The sale takes place on 10 June at the Derby Auction Rooms.

'Silly prices'

Wall stole nearly 598,000 over a 10-year period when she was working as a cashier for the local authority, sometimes pocketing up to 10,000 a month.

The crime only came to light when an internal audit revealed more than 500,000 was missing from council funds.

The Elvis memorabilia was seized under the Proceeds of Crime Act and the CPS has organised the auction.

"Our message to all those who commit any crime for financial gain is that when they are caught, they not only run the risk of a prison sentence but they will also be stripped of the full profits of their crimes," said Gary Balch, head of the CPS confiscation unit.

"Ms Wall paid approximately 500,000 for the collection but she was prepared to pay anything she was asked to for the items and sometimes the prices were a little silly.

"It's unlikely we'll recoup the full amount owed but all items have been valued for auction and we're confident we'll get the best possible price for them."




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