Cellar Maison employee flees UK after swindling firm out of £85,945

An international arrest warrant has been issued for Carissa Edwards, the finance and operations administrator at wine cellar installation firm Cellar Maison, after she allegedly swindled the company out of £85,945.

Carissa Edwards has fled the UK after allegedly swindling  Cellar Maison out of 85,945

As reported by The Telegraph, US-born Edwards has fled London for America, Lavender Hill Magistrates’ Court heard.

The 42-year-old is accused of fraud by abuse of position while working as a finance and operations administrator at Dulwich-based firm Cellar Maison Ltd.

The company specialises in bespoke wine cellar installation either below ground in basement extensions, or above ground in houses and apartments.

Edwards allegedly stole £85,945 from the company between 1 November 2017 and 30 April 2018. She joined Cellar Maison in September 2017.

According to The Telegraph, prosecutor Arfan Ahmed said: “She is a US national. It is a fraud matter and she has returned back to the United States. I think her last known location is there. The Crown would be seeking a warrant.”

Edwards faces one count of fraud by abuse of position, though is unlikely to know about the hearing given that the court does not know her current address.

On her LinkedIn profile, Edwards describes herself as a “customer focused office manager with excellent interpersonal skills”.

“I have a passion for quality and a confident, pro-active approach to office management and administration. I am also a key relationship builder that believes in leading by example,” she adds.

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