Employee stole from Sainsbury’s

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A man who was employed as a catering supervisor in Sainsbury’s Derry store has admitted three charges of theft totalling some £1,350.

Gary Hammett (39) of Cromore Gardens in Creggan, admitted the offences which occurred between January 1 2012 and March 20th, 2012.

The court was told that Hammett was responsible for lodging money and a check revealed that money was missing.

The last theft occurred on March 20th when £200 was taken.

The court heard that in text messages to the Operations Manager, Hammett admitted the thefts.

Defence barrister, Mr. Steven Chapman, said that Hammett had gone to England as his daughter was very ill and some of the money had been stolen to enable him to go there.The barrister said that the consequences of what Hammett did would face him in the future.

He was sentenced to six months in prison suspended for three years and ordered to repay £1,350 to the store.