Community payback for embezzling
An east Perthshire woman who embezzled hundreds of pounds from Burrelton Primary School while head of its parent council repaid a further £400 when she appeared in court last month.
That was on top of £300 in cash she had handed over at an earlier appearance in September.
Thirty-eight-year-old Laura Margaret Frost, of Willoughby Cottage, Church Road, Woodside, near Coupar Angus, had a community payback order imposed as a direct alternative to time behind bars.
She was ordered to complete 125 hours of unpaid work in the next six months.
A compensation order totalling £886.88 was also imposed, payable at £50 a month.
She admitted embezzling the cash while she was in a position of trust between December 6, 2014, and April 20, 2015.
She initially denied the charge but changed her plea to guilty.
Solicitor David Holmes pointed out that the accused had no previous convictions and the offence had been a “significant matter” for her.
Frost had been told at an earlier court appearance that the more she could save up towards restitution the better it would be for her.
The lawyer said he had received a further £400 from the accused which he handed over to the clerk of court.
Frost will also be supervised by a social worker for six months as part of the community payback order.