Glasgow & West Scotland

Mail fraudster Angela Doran given community payback order

A former Royal Mail worker who admitted embezzling £45,000 has been given a community payback order and told to carry out 225 hours of unpaid work.

Angela Doran, 39, took 20 cash packages from a sorting office in Glasgow's Springburn area between 2008 and 2010.

Glasgow Sheriff Court heard she used the cash to fund a lavish lifestyle of designer clothes and shoes.

Sentencing was repeatedly deferred to give Doran time to repay the stolen sum by selling her home and other assets.

The court previously heard how Doran, from East Kilbride, started working for the Royal Mail in 1991 and had been earning about £12,000 a year.

Between 1 May 1 2008 and 15 July 2010 she targeted cash packages sent from remote post offices to the Glasgow Royal Mail Centre in Springburn.

Designer goods

Management knew cash was going missing and had Doran under surveillance when she was caught mid-shift on 14 July 2010.

She was seen taking two of the packages and putting them aside.

One parcel, containing £2,000, was hidden in her dungarees when a Royal Mail investigator approached her.

A subsequent search of Doran's home in South Lanarkshire uncovered a stash of designer goods, including shoes priced at £300.

Investigators also checked her bank accounts and found she had made large deposits on days when parcels had been stolen.

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

She also admitted embezzling a further 18 packages totalling £39,150 between 1 May 1 2008 and 15 July 2010.

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