Banker is facing prison
a banker who swiped £250,000 from customers has been warned he faces jail.
andrew Barr, 32, was collared after he used his work login to trouser cash from Barclays.
He made 100 unauthorised payments – but was caught after channelling the missing money into his wife’s account.
the crook admitted embezzlement during a hearing at Paisley sheriff Court.
Prosecutor Pamela Brady revealed he carried out the scam from the comfort of his own home.
she said:“Barr had been on sick leave. His duties included dealing with client accounts, making payments on their behalf and managing their accounts. He had access to the payment systems.
“He could make these without authorisation or input from other users.”
Barr funnelled the cash into four Barclays accounts, before moving it on to two others with different firms.
He was able to use his username and password to access payments from his home in renfrew.
Barr has been ordered to return for sentencing on october 11.
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Terrified children were sent to a garden shed to be battered by a former boxer.
Christopher Doyle, 33, beat the youngsters repeatedly after they were sent to the hut to be “disciplined”.
The brute kicked one lad down a flight of stairs after asking: “Have you got your parachute ready?”
Wife Siobhan, 39, joined in the violence against the kids – the youngest aged just 11 months.
They were convicted of a slew of abuse charges after a trial at Paisley
Sheriff Frances McCartney blasted the pair for their lies.
She said: “I did not consider you to be reliable or credible. “You were quick to blame others. “You were reluctant to answer questions put to you.
“When asked straightforward questions, you referred to the fault of others.
“You accept slapping children and I do not think you have told the truth about the full extent of the assault on the children.”
The couple targeted the children during a four-year reign of terror.
The court heard they were battered repeatedly from a young age.
One boy was not even one when the violence started; another lad was only four; two girls were aged just four and five.
Christopher struck the youngest’s head and picked him up and hurl him to the ground.
He slapped, kicked and knocked the youngest girl to the ground and threatened her with a piece of wood. The older boy was beaten by both adults. He was also kicked down a flight of stairs by Christopher.
The older girl was repeatedly punched, slapped an booted by the couple.
She was also picked up and thrown to the ground.
All of the attacks took place at their home in Paisley’s Ferguslie Park between January 2010 and November 2014.
The court heard the kids were routinely sent to a shed – described as Christopher’s “domain” – to be battered. Christopher admitted “skelping” the children. He said: “The first rule of boxing is hit and don’t be hit.”
Prosecutor Carol Cameron revealed the youngsters were subjected to “daily” assaults.
She told how the builder would wear his work boots when he kicked the children.
They were left covered in bruises and were terrified of the pair.
The court earlier heard from teachers who revealed the older boy would turn up for classes covered in injuries.
A teacher, 63, told how she had him rushed in for medical treatment after he arrived for lessons.
She said: “He obviously had an injury to his nose.
As the day went on, his nose started to appear as if it was broken.
“He didn’t say anything. He was taken to Yorkhill Hospital.
“We got word back he had 15 bruises on him and an untreated cut to his head.
“On various occasions, he had marks to his face.
“During primary two, it was ongoing. It would be quite often.”
The boy was also caught stealing food from his school’s staff room and swiping sweeties from classmates.
Defence lawyer Jonathan Manson claimed the children’s stories had been exaggerated and had become more elaborate over time.
He also maintained the older lad’s injuries could be the result of playground scuffles and branded him a “fighter”.
A GP told how she was “shocked” by the state of the boy’s injuries when she carried out a medical exam on him
She said: “I’d never seen that number of bruises on a child which were unexplained.”
Christopher and Siobhan hid their faces as they fled shame-faced from the dock. Both could be locked up for the abuse. Sheriff McCartney added: “Custody is at the forefront of my mind in relation to these matters.”
The couple have been ordered to return to court for sentencing on October 5.
Vicious Siobhan Doyle Hiding their shame The Doyles leave Paisley Sheriff Court after the trial