A FORMER estate agent has admitted stealing nearly £100,000 from her clients.
Janice Griffiths, who was born and brought up in Runcorn, was caught undervaluing a property to claim a finders fee by undercover BBC investigators.
Now Judge Nicholas Woodward has warned the 40-year-old to expect a prison sentence after she admitted two charges of theft at Warrington Crown Court.
The former Grange School pupil stole £35,000 from Alan Dingsdale, from Runcorn, between January 1997 and February 2004.
She also stole £60,000 from William Gray between January 2001 and June 2003.
The charges arose from TV programme Brassed Off Britain where Griffiths was caught by secret camera agreeing to deflate the price of houses on her books in order to show to a property developer at a lower price, in return for receiving a finder's fee once the sale was completed.
She admitted both offences. She was also found guilty of perverting the course of justice following a Crown Court trial.
Griffiths' Stockton Heath estate agency was placed into liquidation in 2003 after the firm was found to be £168,000 in the red.