Grantham court: Assistant manager stole nearly £1,000 from work

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A 24-year-old has pleaded guilty to stealing money and goods valued at over £900 from a DIY store where he was employed as assistant manager.

Daniel Bowyer, of Ryecroft, Lincoln, appeared at Grantham Magistrates’ Court to face charges relating to crimes he committed while employed at Screwfix in Harlaxton Road, Grantham.

As outlined by prosecutor Daniel Pietryka, Bowyer committed the thefts between January 18 and March 11 of this year by three methods, the first by refunding money into his own bank account on 10 occasions, totalling £682.71.

He also took money from the till estimated at £120, as well as selling stolen items on eBay.

Bowyer admitted his guilt when confronted by the area manager who had seen him carry out the refunds on CCTV.

Jane Bauer, defending, told the court that Bowyer currently lives with his mother in Lincoln, had been at Screwfix for four years working his way up to assistant manager and enjoyed his job, but had been struggling with the cost of travelling to Grantham for work.

Magistrates ordered Bowyer to pay a fine of £190, costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £20, in addition to paying £950 in compensation to Screwfix.