The IT services chief of communications regulator Ofcom has been sentenced to two and half years in jail for defrauded his employer of over £500,000.
Jurgen Whitehouse "exploited his expert knowledge of systems in place at OFCOM in order to steal in excess of half a million pounds," said Detective Constable Elliott Toms, of the Metropolitan Police’s Economic and Specialist Crime Unit.
Former Navy officer Whitehouse stole the money between July 2008 and April 2009. Ofcom’s financial controller reported him to police in March 2010.
Whitehouse, who has paid a "large percentage" of the money back to Ofcom, pleaded guilty to the charges.