Sandra Hook forged signatures to authorise fraudulent payments and cash invoices at her work at Walsall Council for amounts between £50 and £500.
After she was sentenced to jail for her crime, she was allowed to go home and see her children, aged six and ten, and explain to them she was going to prison.
Judge John Wait said he didn't think the youngsters should hear about their mum on the news or from classmates at school, saying: 'It's a matter of common humanity that your children should be told by you and your husband.'
Do you think the judge was right to allow Sandra to see her children?
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