A FORMER finance boss who stole tens of thousands of pounds from Livewire and Culture Warrington to fund his cocaine addiction has been jailed again after defrauding another employer.

Craig Stockham stole around £30,000 from the not-for-profit organisations over a period of nine months in 2014 to feed his £150-a-day cocaine habit.

Abusing his position as finance director on a salary of £52,000 a year, the 36-year-old was jailed for a 16 months in 2015.

Upon his release, Stockham was given a second chance by a friend who gave him the role of purchasing manager at ICR Ideal Group.

But he again swindled the business out of more than £31,000.

Stockham, of Flintshire, again used the money to buy drugs, telling police that the money had ‘gone up his nose’ and that there was nothing left.

On Thursday, December 21, he was jailed for a further two years at Mold Crown Court having admitted his offending at an earlier hearing at Flintshire Magistrates Court.