Glasgow & West Scotland

Fraudster Angela Doran given more time to repay embezzled cash

A former Royal Mail worker who admitted embezzling £45,000 has had her sentence deferred again to allow her more time to repay the cash.

Angela Doran, 38, took packages from a sorting office in Glasgow's Springburn area to fund a lavish lifestyle.

Sentence was deferred at Glasgow Sheriff Court in January to give her time to raise cash by selling her home.

Sheriff Kenneth Mitchell made a further deferral until next month after hearing there is still a shortfall of £21,000.

The additional time will help establish who exactly the money should be repaid to and to allow Doran to sell her other assets, including a car and jewellery.

'Direct surveillance'

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

The court had previously heard that she 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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