Ann Summers employee fined for embezzlement

Former Ann Summers employee Fay Lindsay has been fined£200 after carrying out hundreds of pounds worth of fake refunds at retailer’s Union Street, Aberdeen store.

Lindsay, 25, who worked as a team leader at the store, admitted to embezzling £645 from the high street retailer. The theft which was discovered after store mangers noticed a ‘larger than usual’ volume of cash funds had been put through by the same till operator.

The former employeee was caught by the store’s CCTV scanners removing goods from the shelves and scanning them through the till as a refund, before replacing the products back on display.

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Lindsay stole the money when she found herself in financial difficulties after her boyfriend was made redundant, the city’s sheriff court heard. She has since found a new job and saved the £645 needed to re-pay Ann Summers.

Sheriff Graham Buchanan described the offence as a ‘serious breach of trust’ and fined her £200, as well as ordering she repay the embezzled money.

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