Woman admits stealing from employer

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A ROTHESAY woman who pleaded guilty to stealing money from her place of business had her sentence deferred for three months at Rothesay Sheriff Court, to allow her to start paying back the stolen funds.

Amanda Brady (26), address given as 1J Ministers Brae, Rothesay, admitted that on several occasions between January 5 and March 11 of this year she made 33 transactions at Semi Chem, where she’s employed as a sales assistant, ranging from £1.99 to £27.82, amounting to £385.

The court was told that Brady’s activities had been flagged up during an audit and upon interview with staff admitted what she’d done, stating: “It was just that my husband lost his job; we were trying to get by”.

The police were contacted and her reply to caution and charge was ‘I did it”.

Mr Robert Dundas, Brady’s agent, told the court that the accused had worked for the company for ten years and is currently suspended on full pay: “Mrs Brady is aware that it’s a serious matter, and that it’s a serious breach of trust.”

Sheriff Ruth Anderson deferred sentence on Brady for three months to allow the accused the opportunity to make a start on paying back the money she’d stolen.