Man defrauded his employer

WRONGLY claiming thousands of pounds in wages has ended in court for one employee.

Colin Wilson, of Redland Park, Bath, but who is due to be moving into an address in Pevensey Road, Eastbourne, submitted false time sheets to his employers.

Eastbourne magistrates heard the total amount was £3,390 and there was an attempt to claim another £847.50.

The offences were committed in Eastbourne and Essex.

The court heard a staff member noticed a time sheet which had been submitted by the 52-year-old was a photocopy of a previous sheet. Dates had been blanked out and prepared with new ones.

The defendant had been in Afghanistan for a period of time and was arrested on his return to the country.

At a hearing on June 12 he pleaded guilty to four counts of fraud by false representation and an attempted fraud by false representation.

Robert Gregory, defending, said, “This is the first opportunity he has had time to enter a guilty plea in relation to the charge.

“He has appeared previously at Eastbourne magistrates, on the very first appearance he was seen by the community psychiatric nurse.

“He was admitted to the psychiatric unit at the DGH and he’s been discharged but is being prescribed medication.”

The case has been adjourned until July 4 for a full report, keeping options open.

Wilson was given conditional bail.