‘Good worker’ was bad thief

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A CON­SCI­EN­TIOUS ser­vice sta­tion worker who never took a day off sick in 28 years has been banged up af­ter be­ing unmasked at work as a se­cret till thief.

Su­per­vi­sor Gra­ham Tell­wright, 51, would al­ways ig­nore colds and in­fec­tions to clock in for duty telling col­leagues: “Roll on death so I can have a lie down”.

At one time he was hailed as one of “Bri­tain’s most re­li­able em­ploy­ees’’ and was in line for a na­tional award for his amaz­ing at­ten­dance record.

But bosses caught him on CCTV nick­ing be­tween £8,000 and £10,000 in cash from cus­tomers at the Road­chef ser­vice sta­tion on the M6 near Stafford.

At Stafford Crown Court Tell­wright ad­mit­ted theft and was jailed for 12 months.

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