Amanda Barber

Year conviction was overturned:

Amanda Barber and Norman Barber were a sub-postmistress and sub-postmaster who were investigated on the basis of shortfalls in their post office accounts. When interviewed they said that their computer system (Horizon) had stated money was missing. They initially made good those losses with their own money but then ran out of money and covered up losses to continue trading. They both pleaded guilty to fraud by false representation at Warrington Magistrates’ Court in 2012 and were each sentenced to 100 hours of unpaid work. Their convictions were quashed when it became clear that evidence used to convict them resulted from a faulty computer system (Horizon).

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  • Offence: Theft / fraud
  • Jurisdiction: England & Wales
  • County: Cheshire 
  • Gender: F
  • Offence convicted of: Fraud
  • Year of initial conviction: 2012
  • Year conviction was overturned: 2021
  • CCRC Referral: Y
  • Post Office Case: Y
  • Tried with others: Y
  • Retrial: N