Embezzler stole £97k from firm

A GREEDY financial controller was jailed for 18 months after embezzling £125,000 from the computer company he worked at.

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Anthony Massot, 49, bought goods for S.J. Kennedy Ltd in Cambuslang, near Glasgow using his own credit card.

When reimbursing himself with company funds he took more than he should have and pocketed the extra.

But, he was caught when the company accounts were audited.

At Glasgow Sheriff Court, Massot, from Neilston, Glasgow, admitted embezzling the cash between March 2007 and July 2010.

Passing sentence sheriff Lindsay Wood said: "Greed took over and you helped yourself to money."

Massot started in his role in 2007 and worked with the firm until 2010.

Massot confessed to bosses he had embezzled around £97,000 and agreed to make repayments.

Defence advocate Mark Moir said that although Massot is now unemployed, his wife works and they are repaying the money to liquidators of the company at £205 a month.

He said his client was "genuinely remorseful" and was making efforts to repay the money.


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