20/06/2012 10:25 BST | Updated 20/06/2012 10:29 BST

Kirsty Lane, Bride Who Stole £200k From Bosses To Pay For Lavish Wedding Jailed

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Kirsty Lane and her husband Graham on their wedding day

A bride who stole up to £200,000 from her bosses to help pay for her lavish wedding was jailed for 20 months on Wednesday.

Part-time accounts assistant Kirsty Lane, 30, channelled funds from her employer's bank account into her own and her future husband's.

Her fraud was uncovered just days after she married Graham Lane, 36, near Blackpool, Lancashire, in January last year.

Guests to the wedding were greeted by a harpist, and the bridesmaids gifted with jewel-studded iPods.

Lane, of Lewis Close, Adlington, Lancashire, was sentenced at Preston Crown Court.

Passing sentence, Judge Pamela Badley said the "modest" first amounts of cash she stole from the company escalated and funded a luxury lifestyle.

Judge Badley said Lane's behaviour was "fraudulent from the outset", adding: "This was a cynical exploitation of the small company for which you worked."