A man who stole a blank cheque from his employer to obtain goods from businesses including Travis Perkins has pleaded guilty.
Mark Hughes pleaded guilty to six counts of fraud at Redditch Magistrates Court after falsely gaining more than £900 for himself.
The prosecution told the court between December 11, 2012 and January 4, 2013 Hughes obtained goods, valuing £194.24, for himself from Travis Perkins in Bromsgrove by false representation. He took a blank cheque from his employer’s office, and made it out to himself to gain £400 and used the details of a business account credit card to gain goods on his own account.
He was handed a 12-month community order with a supervision requirement, given 250 hours of unpaid work and was ordered to pay a £60 victim surcharge and £908.67 in compensation.