A WOMAN who stole £1,200 from Oxfordshire County Council has been handed a community order.

Joan Raj, of Church Road, Radley took the cash, which was set aside for a vulnerable person, between July 23 and September 13, 2018.

Oxford Magistrates' Court heard how the 51-year-old stole the money because she had financial problems and confessed to a colleague on the latter date.

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Raj pleaded guilty to one count of theft by employee.

She must complete 120 hours of unpaid work and pay compensation of £1,200.34.