Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Fast Food Worker in Court for Stealing PS1,600 in Fake 'Refunds'

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Fast Food Worker in Court for Stealing PS1,600 in Fake 'Refunds'

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Byline: SARA NICHOL Reporter sara.nichol@ncjmedia.co.uk @SaraNichol10

A BURGER King worker used fake refunds to pocket more than PS1,600 from the branch where he was employed.

David Mullen used his manager's authorisation card to make two transactions to his partner's bank account but was caught out because of the high amounts he "refunded" in one go.

A court was told the 29-year-old was working at the Wallsend store of the fast food giant in January this year when he began helping himself to cash.

Mullen secretly took his manager's refund card, which had to be used on a machine in order to authorise any refunds to customers.

Then, on two separate occasions in January and February, Mullen "refunded" money he was not entitled to, worth PS624 and PS999.99 respectively, into his partner's account, prosecutor said.

However, the greedy employee was caught out after the second theft because of the large amounts of cash involved and he was confronted. …

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