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Published:October 9th, 2014 09:50 EST

Woman Stole From Her Employer Because She Thought She Had Terminal Cancer

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A British woman who stole $628,277 from her employer over the course of seven years expected to die of cancer before she got caught, a court heard.


Bournemouth Crown Court heard Shirley Player, 61, admitted to transferring the funds to personal accounts while working for Allen and Bath estate agents and cooking the books to cover her tracks."


If you were diagnosed with a terminal disease, and your physician declared you only had a couple years to live, what would you do?

Would you write a bucket list, and try to fulfill all your dreams before you kicked the bucket? Or would you expend all your energy trying to achieve that one great goal in your life: Writing the Great American Novel, traveling around the world, or getting a university degree as an inspiration to others?

Maybe you would turn inward, and spend the remaining time on Earth in prayer and meditation.

There`s a woman in British who thought she was dying of cancer, and she didn`t entertain any of these worthy goals. Instead over a course of seven years she stole over half a million bucks from her employer.

Player has now been declared cancer-free, and a lenient judge sentenced her to only four years in jail. She should have been sentenced to a life term, or at least seven years for the seven years she stole from her employer.

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