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Audiologist sells NHS batteries on eBay

A SENIOR hearing specialist at the Great Western Hospital has admitted selling NHS stock on eBay during work hours – then using hospital franking machines to send off his sales.

Paul Jones, 28, was yesterday given a 16-week suspended sentence and 280 hours’ community service by Swindon magistrates after he admitted selling £276 of hearing aid batteries on the Internet auction site.

The senior audiologist pocketed around £600 from his sales, which took place between April and June this year. He was told his immediate admission to the theft and fraudulent sales had saved him from being sent to prison.

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