Disgraced secretary Joyti De-Laurey scribbled notes to God - asking him to protect her as she pilfered £4.3m from her City bosses.
De-Laurey wrote asking for divine help
Stuart Trimmer, prosecuting, branded the letters "bizarre in the extreme", but said they provided an "interesting insight" into her thinking.
They were scribbled in a couple of notebooks she called her "Bible of daily thoughts" and found in her office in Fleet Street, central London, after her arrest on 2 May, 2002.
The first was penned during December 2000, a few weeks after she had conned Goldman Sachs boss Jennifer Moses out of £40,000 with a tale of an unfaithful husband and the need for a new home.
At the time the couple and their young son were enjoying a luxury five-star holiday in Goa, India, which had been charged to the unsuspecting banker's corporate Amex gold card.
"Dear God" she began, "I spoke with Susannah [a senior colleague] and she wants to see Jennifer on Monday with Lesley [another colleague].
"I'm so scared I just hope and pray that all is well and that my concern is not founded ... I don't want to lose Jen's trust over anything.
"Please protect me. I have only to secure another 40 and I'm done as far as GS [Goldman Sachs] are concerned. Please ensure they haven't discovered Tasha [an alias she used to illegally get a credit card] etc. etc.
"I need to be alright. So much is depending on me.
'Why do I get so scared?'
"I just want everything to be fine. Please God, ensure my relationship with Jen and GS is untarnished. With nothing but all my heart, J.
"PS: Why do I get so scared? What will become of me? Please look after me and keep me and my family safe - happy and without money worries."
The barrister said: "That last part - 'without money worries' - is of some significance you may think."
The other "Dear God" note, written in February 2001, pleaded: "Please help me. I need one more helping of what's mine upon my return and then I must cut down and cease in time all the plundering.
"Please ensure my job is safe and my integrity is unquestioned on my return and that these remain secure throughout."