Scotland

Fraudster Angela Doran to sell house to repay embezzled cash

Former Royal Mail worker Angela Doran has been given time to sell her house to help repay the £45,000 she embezzled at a Glasgow sorting office.

The 38-year-old was due to be sentenced at Glasgow Sherriff Court after previously pleading guilty.

But the case was deferred until later this year to allow her to try to sell her East Kilbride home.

Doran was caught mid-shift on 14 July 2010 with a parcel containing £2,000 in her dungarees.

Euan Cameron, defending, said Doran had now given instructions for her home - valued at £65,000 - to be sold.

Special delivery packages

The court had previously heard that Doran had used stolen money to fund a lavish lifestyle of designer clothes and shoes.

Doran, who started working for the Royal Mail in 1991 but resigned after the investigation, was caught following "direct surveillance".

She subsequently admitted embezzling two special delivery packages totalling £4,500 on the day she was caught.

Doran also admitted embezzling a further 18 packages totalling £39,150 between 1 May 1 2008 and 15 July 2010 at the Glasgow Royal Mail Centre in Springburn.

She had targeted special delivery packages of cash sent from remote post offices in Scotland that went through the sorting office in Glasgow before being forwarded on to the Glasgow Cash Centre.

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