Disgruntled employee stole £10,947 from Rother Valley Meats

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A disgruntled worker who felt she was not being paid enough stole over £10,000 from the company she worked for.

Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard today, Thursday, May 25, how Rebecca Owen, 40, of Williamthorpe Road, North Wingfield, stole £10,947 from Rother Valley Meats while she was working for the company as a financial manager.

Prosecuting solicitor Becky Allsop said: “At the time of the offence she was employed by Rother Valley Meats as a financial manager.

“As monies were being transferred in advance by accident the company decided to carry out some checks and noted a transfer of money from the company accounts of money to Miss Owen.

“She was spoken to by her employer and the police and she admitted taking £10,947.”

She told police during an interview that over the years she had requested wage increases that were not forthcoming and she felt that the company’s owners did little but were getting paid too much in comparison to herself.

Owen pleaded guilty to the theft which happened between January, 2011, and December, 2016.

The court heard how Owen has paid £10,000 back but she had taken the money without the consent of the company and she had used the cash for her own purposes.

Magistrates committed the case to Derby Crown Court for a further hearing on June 15.

Owen was released on unconditional bail.