Accountant accused of defrauding RAF of £100,000

Zowie Davis, a former accountant at RAF Honington, has been accused of defrauding the RAF of £100,000.

The 38 year old appeared in court yesterday in Bury St Edmunds, but did not enter a plea. She has been granted unconditional bail, and is required to appear at Ipswich Crown Court on 21 March.

Davis’ charge said: “While occupying a position, namely accountant, in which you were expected to safeguard or not to act against the financial interests of Her Majesty’s Forces at RAF Honington, you dishonestly abused that position intending thereby to make a gain, namely over £100,000, for yourself.”

The alleged offence took place between June 2012 and October 2014. During this time, Davis was employed at the headquarters of the RAF Regiment, and RAF Police, as an accountant.

Davis has spent the last 17 months in a mental health unit in West Suffolk Hospital, receiving treatment after being classed under Section 3 of the Mental Health Act.

However, she did confirm a Honington address to the magistrates, as well as stating her name and age, but nothing else.