An Angus woman embezzled a four-figure sum of money from an after-school club while she was assistant manager, a court has heard.
Fiona Soutar from Carnoustie took cash with a value of £1,370 from the after-school club run at Carlogie Primary School in the town.
The court heard the first offender was no longer working for the breakfast and after school care club, which is operated by Angus Council.
The 34-year-old appeared at Forfar Sheriff Court and admitted the offence, which occurred over a six-month period, on summary complaint.
Sheriff Gregor Murray deferred sentence on Soutar for a month so the court will have benefit of a social work report.
Soutar’s defence agent said: “Ms Soutar pleads guilty as libelled, and she is a first offender.”
Sheriff Gregor Murray said: “This is obviously going to need a report.
“Is the fun club a voluntary organisation?”
The solicitor added: “It’s an after-school club.
“Ms Soutar had been involved in it for a number of years.
“There are medical issues which may be raised in the report.”
Soutar, of Queen Street, admitted embezzling £1,370 in cash from Carlogie Fun Club, Carlogie Primary School, Caesar Avenue between October 25 2015 and March 21 last year, both dates included.
She admitted committing the offence while acting as assistant manager.
Sentence was deferred to March 23 for the preparation of criminal justice social work reports, and Soutar was ordained to appear.
It is not known whether the funds were recovered.
The club is based in the school’s community education room but is not affiliated with Angus Council, instead run by a voluntary management committee.
All staff members are Disclosure Scotland/PVG checked and SSSC registered.
The most recent Care Inspectorate report for the club rated its quality of care and support, and staffing, as “excellent”, the highest grade available.