Ex-Gravesend teacher jailed for fraud after faking fingerprints

PUBLISHED: 15:34 06 August 2013 | UPDATED: 15:34 06 August 2013

Ex-Gravesend teacher Samantha Burmis, 45, formerly employed at Aylesford School, was jailed for two years for fraud at Maidstone Crown Court on Friday (August 2) after faking fingerprints.

Her daughter Nina Burmis gave her fingerprints to police to try and quash her mother’s previous conviction for fraud. The pair’s plot was uncovered when officers discovered they already had Nina’s fingerprints on file. She received 18 months, suspended for two years, for conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

She was awarded £21,788 in compensation by the tribunal but she had hoped to get as much as £1.2million, say Kent Police.

The court heard she had decided to fake her fingerprints to clear her name in the hope she would be awarded more compensation.

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