A WOMAN stole more than £8,000 from a Henley pre-school to pay her rent and buy food for her two young children.
Bookkeeper Karina Skidmore claimed her husband was frequently unemployed and did not contribute any money to the household.
She was spared jail when she appeared at Oxford Crown Court on Friday.
Skidmore 50, of Mount View, Henley, was sentenced to eight months in prison, suspended for a year, after admitting one count of theft.
She was cleared of two charges of fraud involving two false invoices totalling £1,214, which she had denied.