Disgruntled employee sold company iPad to pawn shop

A DISGRUNTLED worker who offered an organization iPad after being being laid off has been ordered to finish 120 hours of unpaid work.

Craig Fischer labored for gasoline agency TRIIO through a contractor when he was let go on March eight.

The next day he took the agency’s Apple pill, which was value roughly £375, and offered it to Money in Hand, in Queen Avenue, Colchester.

At Colchester Magistrates’ Court docket yesterday the 31-year-old admitted fees of theft by an worker and fraud by false illustration.

Kathy Wilson, prosecuting, stated: “He was dismissed from his employment by TRIIO and the corporate he was subcontracting for.

“Fischer was requested to return the corporations’ property and he returned all the pieces besides the iPad.

“He had attended Money in Hand in Colchester city centre and offered them the iPad belonging to TRIIO on a purchase again association

“TRIIO made enquiries with the defendant and he had been giving them the run round about it.”

The agency ultimately managed to hint the iPad to Money in Hand and the merchandise was recovered, leaving the pawn store out of pocket.

Fischer, of Hamlet Drive, Colchester, was interviewed by Essex Police the place he admitted he offered the merchandise to spite the agency, who he stated had not paid him all the wages he was owed.

Ms Wilson added: “He stated as soon as he had been paid the cash he was owed he deliberate to redeem the purchase again supply and provides it again to the corporate.”

Katie Armstrong, mitigating, stated Fischer was a father of three and had offered the iPad to supply for his household.

She stated: “The corporate laid him off on March eight and had not paid him for a time frame.

“He made full admissions and stated he was fallacious to do it.”

Magistrates ordered Fischer to finish 120 hours of unpaid work throughout the subsequent 12 months.

He should additionally pay £310 in fines and compensation to Money in Hand.

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