Gym worker admits to stealing £1300

Tait took the money from Bannatyne's Gym. Picture: Google
Tait took the money from Bannatyne's Gym. Picture: Google

A FORMER gym worker has admitted stealing more than £1,300 from a health club in Livingston.

Stephen Tait, 23, pleaded guilty to taking the money from Bannatyne’s Gym in Charlesfield Road between 13 January and 7 May 2015.

Tait, 23, of Alderstone Place, Livingston, was originally charged with embezzling £2234.87 from the gym but he admitted to the theft of a reduced amount of £1309.43 on the morning of his trial at Livingston Sheriff Court.Kirsty Lyons, prosecuting said Tait had no previous convictions.

Sheriff Susan Craig said: “Given the amount and the locus it’s inevitable that I’m going to get reports.”

She deferred sentence until June 9 for a social work report and assessments of Tair’s suitability for unpaid work.