A bar supervisor who embezzled greater than £19,000 from the enterprise escaped jail time.
James Killen, 37, stole money from Lebowski’s within the Finnieston space of Glasgow between 22 and 30 October 2018.
Killen from Auchterarder was employed as managing director at the moment.
He used a brand new banking system to loot £19,059.
Killen was caught after an audit of the financial institution course of befell.
Killen pleaded responsible to the one cost of embezzlement in Glasgow Sheriffs Court docket.
Sheriff Iain Fleming ordered Killen to do 225 hours of unpaid labor.
He was additionally instructed in an settlement between the Crown and the Protection to pay £19,059.06.
The courtroom heard that Killen was employed because the managing director of Lebowski’s from 2015 till his arrest in 2018.
At the moment, two service managers additionally labored with him.
Lebowski’s house owners emailed senior executives, together with Killen, in August 2018 a few new financial institution course of.
It acknowledged that it was the responsibility of the supervisor on responsibility to course of and consolidate the income.
The money and a printout of the receipts had been to be stored.
The earnings could be transferred to the financial institution and a receipt issued the following day.
An organization audit by a senior supervisor befell in October 2018.
Prosecutor Victoria Keel stated: “It emerged that no financial institution receipts had been accessible from October 22-30.”
“Once we checked with the financial institution, it was confirmed that this didn’t occur.”
Administration spoke to Killen, who supplied “no rationalization” however apologized for not following the brand new course of.
He claimed that “private points” had been guilty.
Killen was suspended pending an inquiry that he had instructed the managers on responsibility that he could be the one individual coping with the takings.
Killen would come by on his days off to do that.
Ms Keel added: “Throughout this knowledge the quantity that ought to have been transferred was £19,059.06.”
“Not one of the quantity that was within the financial institution and appropriated by Killen.
“What Killen did with the cash is unknown to the prosecutor.”
Killen was arrested and gave a “no remark” interview when questioned.
Brian Fitzpatrick, defending himself, instructed the courtroom: “He was going by way of a troublesome private time – marital breakdown that led to extreme consuming and his judgment was impaired.”
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