The treasurer of a Coningsby pre-school play group, jailed after stealing £30,000 , has now had her available assets confiscated by a judge.
Judge Michael Heath, sitting at Lincoln Crown Court, ordered Tracey Clark should hand over her ‘realisable assets’ of £465.
She was given six months to pay and will face a 14 day prison sentence in default.
The judge ruled that Clark, who was the former treasurer of the Jacdor Group, benefited from her crimes by £31,543.
Clark, 43, of Ingham Road, Coningsby, was jailed for 18 months last year when she admitted three charges of theft between January 2009 and August 2011.
The initial court hearing was told Clark stole so much money, the future of the play group - which catered for 60 youngsters - was put at risk.
Clark stole cash and electronically transferred money into her own account.
She then lied to fellow committee members and staff to explain why wages were not paid on time.
The court was told Clark took the money because she was desperately short of money and needed to pay off debts.
Phil Howes, prosecuting, said: “She (Clark) had abused the trust of the community and parents.”
Jacdor was subsequently de-registered by the Charities Commission due to Clark’s failure to submit accounts.
Marilyn Hawkins, the new chair of Jacdor, launched an investigation.
It was discovered money was missing and Clark was challenged about the matter.
Under the leadership of Mrs Hawkins, the school faces an upbeat future.
It has been re-registered by the Charities’ Commission and is about to embark on a major fundraising mission to buy much-needed new mobile classrooms.
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