COURT: Adriana Frances Mclean, 18 fronted Roma Magistrates Court on Wednesday, facing a charge of stealing by clerks and servants.
COURT: Adriana Frances Mclean, 18 fronted Roma Magistrates Court on Wednesday, facing a charge of stealing by clerks and servants.

Woman sacked after stealing from her company

AN EMPLOYEE who used her position to steal from the company has been left without a job and handed a hefty fine.

Adriana Frances Mclean, 18, fronted Roma Magistrates Court on Wednesday, facing a charge of stealing by clerks and servants.

The court heard Mclean was a former employee of the Northern Star Store in Roma from May to August 2019 before her position as a sales clerk was terminated.

Police prosecutor sergeant Heather Whiting told the court, an informant from the company told police that they had heard the defendant was stealing stock.

After reviewing CCTV footage, it revealed that during the period of July 22 and August 13, Mclean had stolen two cartons of cigarettes and cans of pet food.

Mclean's lawyer told the court that she had worked at the Northern Star Store for three months and that the boss had allowed the workers to take home a couple of packets of smokes when there was extra stock.

The court heard Mclean was remorseful for her actions and turned herself into the police station on September 17.

She pleaded guilty to the charge.

Magistrate Blanch fined her $500 and ordered her to pay restitution of $535.12 to the store.

No conviction was recorded.