Employee embezzled £125,000 from firms
AN accountant embezzled more than £125,000 from two companies including from an electrical firm that was forced to make five employees redundant.
Natalie Taylor, 35, scammed £88,226 from Mccann Electrical Limited and while wanted by police, secured another bookkeeping job where she pocketed a further £37,668.
Taylor used her son’s bank account, among others, to disguise money leaving the company account.
Anomalies in Hannah’s sheriff officers company finances were spotted after a partner of the firm was unable to leave an NCP car park because a bill hadn’t been paid.
Taylor, who appeared from custody, pled guilty at Glasgow Sheriff Court to two charges of embezzling from the companies between July 2017 and August 2018 while working as a bookkeeper.
The court heard began working for Mccann Electrical Limited, a Motherwell based company, in June 2017 on a salary of £24,000.
Procurator fiscal depute Deborah Carroll said the total expense to the company was in the region of £120,000 as unpaid bills including tax and national insurance had to be paid above the cost of the embezzlement.
The matter was reported to the procurator fiscal and a warrant was obtained.
In June 2018, Taylor then got a second job as an accountant at Hannah’s, a sheriff officer company where she handled day-today finances.
Taylor was remanded in custody for sentencing at a later date.