A fraudster who lied on his CV to get a job within the NHS after which cheated his employers out of virtually £350,000 has been jailed for 5 years.

Phillip Hufton, 52, pretended he had most cancers to take day without work for surgical procedure which was by no means carried out.

He went on a household vacation to America whereas supposedly on a piece journey, which he was claiming bills for.

Hufton claimed he was a health care provider and had a wealth of qualifications after having fun with a profitable profession within the military.

However his solely qualification was a nursing diploma and he had been within the Territorial Military the place he posed for pictures with pretend medals he had purchased on-line.

His lies landed him a job as a enterprise growth supervisor for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Basis Belief at Fulbourn Hospital close to Cambridge.

Hufton, of Cheadle Hume, Cheshire, was dismissed in January 2016 after 17 months because it emerged he had been telling a pack of lies.

The belief employed him to advertise its enterprise within the Center East, however as an alternative he went on a household vacation to America whereas claiming he was on a piece journey to Jordan.

At an earlier listening to, Hufton admitted two counts of fraud by false illustration, Cambridgeshire Police mentioned.

The drive mentioned he was sentenced on Thursday at Cambridge Crown Courtroom to 5 years in jail.

Hufton claimed the profit to him was £173,000, however when sentencing, the court docket thought of the total £349,383 paid to Hufton whereas he was working for the belief.

Choose Jonathan Cooper instructed Hufton the offences helped him fund a lavish way of life.

After the listening to, Sergeant Andy Denzey mentioned: “His lies have been nearly past perception.

“He admitted to claiming to be in Jordan while truly on vacation in America together with his household.

“He admitted to mendacity about having most cancers.

“Hufton precipitated an excellent inconvenience and a considerable amount of stress to all concerned, turning his hand to criminality with a view to fund his private life.”

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Basis Belief mentioned Hufton’s actions have been “reprehensible”.

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