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A teenager on work experience at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has been jailed for five months after stealing thousands of pounds from the magic circle law firm.
Titilayo Olaifa, who was on placement in Freshfields’ accounts department through the Career Academies UK internship programme, stole 11 cheques and wrote six to herself totalling £60,000.
Four of the cheques were stopped before they could be cashed, but two others, for a total of £13,500, were processed and the money withdrawn. Olaifa, now 19, completed two placements at Freshfields, the first between July and August 2005 and the second in June 2007.