Thief gets eight years to repay cash
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.
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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.”