A 35-year-old former Aviva employee has been sentenced to 160 hours of unpaid work after admitting to stealing £5,041 from the insurer in Perth where he was employed as a customer manager, the BBC has reported.
According to the article, Malcolm Gillies from Perth had taken the money between 2 November 2012 and 15 April 2013.
He was sacked by the insurer when the situation come to light after an anonymous tip-off.
Gillies had been working on customer repayments and had channelled money into his own account.
The article detailed yesterday that in the case at Perth Sheriff Court, Sheriff Lindsay Foulis said: “This was a gross breach of trust involving a significant sum of money.
“Ultimately what you have done is potentially prejudice your future.”
A spokesperson for Aviva told Insurance Age: “Aviva has a zero tolerance policy towards fraud.
“We uncovered Mr Gillies’ actions following an internal investigation.
“This was a gross breach of trust and Aviva will not tolerate this behaviour.”
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