FRAUDSTER Jan Cooper has been ordered back more than £120,000 in compensation or have her jail term extended.

Cooper, 52, was jailed for eight years last October, after admitting stealing almost £300,000 and signing Brierley Town Council, where she was clerk, up to loans of £700,000.

At a proceeds of crime hearing at Sheffield Crown Court on Friday, she was ordered to pay £120,970.76 within six months, or a further two years will be added onto her sentence.

**The full story appears in the Barnsley Chronicle, dated September 12. **