A Faslane naval base worker has been told he faces prison for embezzling thousands of pounds from his employer.
Matthew Cassidy previously pleaded guilty to stealing the sum from HM Naval Base Clyde, where he worked as an engineering apprentice, from August 2014 to February 2016 by submitting false expense claims for training courses.
Cassidy appeared in the dock at Dumbarton Sheriff Court on Friday, September 29 for sentencing after the case was deferred for social work reports.
Depute fiscal Kevin Doherty said: “He became familiar with the procedures required
“He filed claims for five different training courses he attended, unfortunately he saw fit to gain further cash by filing multiple duplicate claims to the sum of £19,000.
“It came to light during an audit enquiry.”
Ministry of Defence police began investigating the 25-year-old’s activities soon after and he was detained.
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