Cancer lie fraudster cost tech firm more than £1million

WALTHAMSTOW

A tech firm employee who lied about having terminal cancer and then used his sick leave to concoct an elaborate scam that cost his company over £1m is facing jail. Christopher Theile, 39, told USB manufacturers Flashbay Ltd he had pancreatic cancer and needed time off work with sick pay for treatment in January 2013. When he was off he fabricated a story about meeting a wealthy businessmen who wanted thousands of bespoke USB drives which would make Flashbay a…

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