AFC Fylde football club’s accountant has been caught after he stole the club’s money to squander on a webcam model he became obsessed with. The 37-year-old who is referred to as Andrew Barnbrook works as an accountant with the club and stole the money from their account to pay for x-rated performances from escort Victoria Sinclair, 24 who charges £400-an-hour for sex.
It was revealed that he was charged £3.99-a-minute with a 10-minute minimum allowance for the webcam sessions. He also according to UK Sun spent bought expensive gifts from her, he even enjoyed personal visits from her. Neil White, prosecuting, told Blackpool magistrates’ court: “He was in a position of responsibility involving access to the club’s accounts. He said: “He transferred £250,000 into his own accounts partly to fund online gambling but the bulk of it to pay for the service of a webcam model with whom he had long interchanges and he also met her face-to-face personal visits which he also paid for.
He also added that: “I have built a business up from one employee in 1998 to over 300 worldwide today. Along the way, you trust people to do certain things and follow certain processes. This case exposed the flaws in our systems that allowed Mr Barnbrook to take so much money without being challenged. It was a big wake up call for us and unfortunately, there were some internal casualties as a result of his actions. The sad thing is that the only person who benefited from all of this is a call girl in Manchester and someone we have absolutely no legal right to recover the money from.” Photo Credit: Getty