Bid to keep thief mom from jail

 

LOUISE BOWKER
LOUISE BOWKER

LAWYERS for a convicted thief once again pulled out all the stops yesterday to sway the Port Elizabeth Commercial Crimes Court to keep their client out of prison.

This time the defence led evidence on the devastating effect direct imprisonment would have on Louise Bowker’s two young children.

Bowker, in her 30s, pleaded guilty almost a year ago to stealing R1.4-million from a Grahamstown vet to fund her lavish lifestyle.

Bowker, who claimed she was driven to steal because of a morbid envy of her friends, used the money to pay for her children’s private school fees, horse riding lessons and luxury holidays. – Kathryn Kimberley

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2 thoughts on “Bid to keep thief mom from jail

  • April 23, 2014 at 9:35 pm
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    she should be freed it’s not her fault that she worked for a fool who does not notice a million missing in his books.

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  • April 23, 2014 at 3:51 pm
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    Hey you steal you should go to jail, PERIOD. While this woman was stealing from the company, she should have being thinking of that cold prison cell and making sure that somebodyelse would look after the kids. Anyway I am sure she will see them on vistitors days.

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