Thief gets eight years to re­pay cash

The Galloway News - - NEWS -

A woman who helped her­self to £4,890 while stand­ing in for a petrol sta­tion owner has been or­dered to re­pay the money – at £50 a week.

Llionos Price of Ge­orge Street, Dum­fries, ad­mit­ted the theft at the Crown Fill­ing Sta­tion in Cas­tle Dou­glas, and elsewhere, be­tween Fe­bru­ary 14 and March 6.

Dum­friess Sher­iff Court heard that when the 25-year-old went on hol­i­day, it was dis­cov­ered that sums of money had not been banked.

“One high­light will def­i­nitely be the demon­stra­tion by Owen Har­low, Scotland’sYoung Hor­ti­cul­tur­ist of theYear 2019.This is the sec­ond time Owen has won the Scot­tish fi­nal of the com­pe­ti­tion and as a re­cent grad­u­ate of the School of Her­itage Gar­den­ing and a cur­rent gar­dener atTh­reave, we are so proud of his achievemen­t and look for­ward to him lead­ing a demon­stra­tion atTh­reave Gar­den­ing Show.”

Th­reave Gar­den­ing Show will take place from 10am to 7pm from June 21 to 23.

For more de­tails, see www.nts.org.uk/ visit/events/th­reave-gar­den­ing-show.

Com­ment­ing on the sen­tence, fill­ing sta­tion owner Alis­tairWal­lace said: “Con­sid­er­ing it’s a first of­fence I think it is fair. For my­self and the staff, it is pos­i­tive that she is to re­pay what she has taken, although it will take quite a pe­riod of time.

“Un­for­tu­nately, there has been a quite sig­nif­i­cant breach of trust she has shown and my hope is she has learned from this.

“I think it is a fair out­come – she has lost her job and there is also the neg­a­tive press of the court case.”

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