Man embezzled £270k from Edinburgh firm

Murray appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court
Murray appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court
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A CORRUPT accounts clerk who stole more than £270,000 from his trusting employers is facing a lengthy jail sentence.

Scheming Neil Murray,43, managed to pocket a total of £273,181 from Edinburgh’s Clycan Management Ltd in a scam which took place between January 2004 and February 2009.

The city’s sheriff court heard how bosses at the firm allowed Murray control of the company cheque book. He was supposed to sign business cheques on behalf of his bosses.

But Murray, of the city’s Giles Street, who also worked in payroll - abused his position of trust and wrote cheques using the signatures of Clycan directors which he then placed into his bank account.

He also embezzled £32,136.38 in cash from Clycan’s payroll account.

However, the court heard that both police and prosecutors have been unable to trace any of Murray’s ill gotten gains.

Sheriff Ross deferred sentence on Murray until October 8 2013 so that the court can obtain reports about his behaviour.

Murray’s solicitor advocate Kieran Dean will explain why his client committed the theft on that date.