Former finance director at the Royal Academy of Music, Janet Whitehouse, has been sentenced after admitting to three counts of fraud. She was sentenced to 20 months in prison.
Prosecutor Antony Swift told the court Whitehouse had forged letters and invoices to take £100,000 in three lump sums for her pension, claiming it had been approved by the college chairman Lord Terence Burns.
To prevent her frauds being discovered, she had asked another member of staff at the institution to destroy her pension file. However the employee kept copies of documents so the institution could reconstruct the payments made.
The Academy has not commented on the sentencing.