Jo Hamilton (Post Office Scandal) Age, Wikipedia, Tragic Story, Husband, Now

Jo Hamilton’s life was ruined by the scandal as Monica Dolan brings her story to life through latest TV series ‘Mr Bates vs The Post Office’. It premiered on 1 January 2024. She was one of the many subpostmistresses who was wrongly accused of theft. In 2001, she began working at her branch before being appointed as subpostmistress in 2003.

How Old Is Jo Hamilton?

Jo Hamilton’s age is 66 years old, as of 2024. She was born in 1958 in England. She is married with Alan Hamilton. Couple has three kids together.

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Who Happened With Jo Hamilton?

Jo Hamilton thought she had made a mistake and began paying it off out of her own pocket when problems with the Horizon system started to show up on her account.

She felt unable to inform her family that she had become in debt at this time despite having twice remortgaged her house. In 2006, her debt reached £10,000. She lost her job and was later accused of stealing £36,000.

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In February 2008, she appeared in court, where villagers supported her and provided character witnesses. She pleaded guilty to false accounting, paid back the money and received a community order. After selling her shop, she became a cleaner, which she still does. In 2009, she met Alan Bates at a meeting of postmasters and mistresses fighting for justice, and they became close friends.

Eventually, an inquiry was launched which revealed that the Horizon system was faulty leading to her conviction being quashed in 2021. Upon returning home after receiving this news, the villagers organized a surprise party for her. She continues to stand for other subpostmasters and mistresses who were wrongfully convicted in relation to the scandal.

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Jo Hamilton Played By Monica Dolan In ‘Mr Bates vs The Post Office’

Mr Bates vs. The Post Office is a four-part British television drama series which follows the true story of mysterious financial losses appearing in village post office tills. Between 1999 and 2015, many postmasters were wrongfully prosecuted for fraud, theft, and false accounting.

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