Man who admitted ‘fraud by abuse of position’ is ordered to do Community Service

Ballymena Court

A MAN who pleaded guilty to ‘fraud by abuse of position’ and theft as an employee has been ordered to do 100 hours of Community Service and has been put on Probation for a year.

Kevin Henderson (28), with an address listed as Royal Court Mews in Gracehill, was sentenced at Ballymena Magistrates Court on Thursday.

He admitted the following charge: ‘Defendant on the 29th day of August 2019 whilst occupying a position in which you were expected to safeguard, or not to act against, the financial interests of TK Maxx, dishonestly abused that position in that you loaded £119.96 onto a store card and used it to purchase items of clothing to the value of £43.07, with the intention, by means of the abuse of that position to make a gain for yourself or another or to cause loss to TK Maxx or to expose TK Maxx to a risk of a loss, in breach of section 4 of the Fraud Act 2006, contrary to Section 1 of the Fraud Act 2006’.

He also admitted stealing a pair of sunglasses and a belt to the value of £30 belonging to TK Maxx on a date unknown.

A previous court heard it was a “breach of trust” case.

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