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Teen plunders thousands from Freshfields

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 totaling £60,000 to herself. Four of […]

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