An NHS worker has been jailed for exploiting her job to steal more than half a million pounds from a world-leading cancer hospital.
Stacey Tipler altered payment details at the Royal Marsden Hospital in a scam that resulted in just over £642,000 meant for cancer drugs being diverted and spent in part on shopping sprees and mortgage payments.
Stacey Tipler substituted account numbers of pharmaceutical firms who were due payment with the details of men recruited by her partner - and the ringleader of the plot - Scott Chaplin. He was jailed for five and a half years.
Judge Anthony Leonard QC said Chaplin was the "main instigator" but Tipler was "invaluable" to the scam, which he said could had been catastrophic for the hospital's patients.
Sue Frith, head of the National Investigation Service at NHS Protect, said: