Former Co-operative manager ordered to repay £4,500 he embezzled

Former Co-operative manager ordered to repay £4,500 he embezzled
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A FORMER Co-operative manager ordered to repay £4,500 he embezzled from an Aberdeen city store.

42-year-old Darren Watt had been employed as the store manager at Co-operative on Sclattie Park in Bucksburn, however, it was discovered that he had stolen thousands of pounds over a period of two months.


In an initial charge, the man from Cloverfield Court in Bucksburn, Aberdeen, was said to have embezzled goods worth £1,636 and £13,500 in money.

However, the Crown accepted a guilty plea to an amended charge of embezzling approximately £4,500 from the store between January 16 and March 16 2017.

Sheriff Graeme Napier ordered him to pay the first £2,250 within 14 days, another £1,125 within four months, and the remainder within eight months.

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