A HUDDERSFIELD woman who used to help out as a receptionist in a brothel has been given a suspended prison sentence.
Jacqueline Flynn, 45, of Kirkstone Avenue, Dalton, admitted assisting in the management of the Gemini Sauna between June, 2007, and December, 2008, when she acted as a receptionist on about six occasions.
Flynn also pleaded guilty to acquiring criminal property and making a false representation to obtain a mortgage on her home when she claimed that she was working as a business consultant earning £30,000 a year.
Bradford Crown Court heard yesterday that Flynn had also worked as a prostitute at the brothel and claimed to have been given large amounts of money by a private client who she formed a relationship with.
Between 2006 and 2008 deposits of over £30,000 were made into her building society account.
Flynn told police she had lied about her occupation because she was anxious to find proper accommodation for herself and her son.
Judge Alastair McCallum told Flynn that operating a brothel was still a serious offence and had to be marked by a prison sentence.
But he said the eight-month term could be suspended for a year and he ordered her to do 120 hours unpaid work for the community.