Thornton man took boss’ cash card

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court
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A man stole his boss’s cash card and £400 from his account while they were doing utility work together.

James Hillier, 28, of Devonshire, Avenue, Thornton, pleaded guilty to theft from an employer.

He was put on an eight weeks tagged curfew from 8pm to 6am and ordered to pay compensation of £400 with £85 costs plus £60 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.

Pam Smith, prosecuting, said Hillier’s boss received a letter from his bank saying his business account had been suspended because of suspicious activity on July 19.

Inquiries revealed £400 had been taken from the boss’s account.

David Charnley, defending, said Hillier said he had been owed money by the company for work he had carried out and he had been struggling to pay his bills.

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