A FORMER employee at Buzz Bingo in Bradford has been jailed for 20 months for stealing £95,600 from the company.

Christopher France pleaded guilty to the offence at the city’s magistrates’ court and was sent to Bradford Crown Court for sentence.

France, of Staincliffe Road, Dewsbury Moor, Dewsbury, stole the cash between January 13 and May 17 last year.

The case was adjourned last month until today because there was no report from the probation service.

At that hearing, France’s barrister, Robin Frieze, said he was a man of previous good character who had pleaded guilty at the earliest opportunity.

Mr Frieze conceded that the case crossed the custody threshold because France had stolen from his employer.

Judge Jonathan Rose said only a sentence of immediate custody was appropriate.