AN ACCOUNTS assistant who embezzled more than £248,000 from an Evans Halshaw dealership in Glasgow has been sent to prison for 16 months.
Andrea Gibson stole £248,652.85 over three years while working for the showroom in the east of the city, manipulating financial systems to hide a total of 45 payments to her own bank accounts, the BBC reported.
Glasgow Sheriff Court, pictured, was told that she’d stolen the money to pay for her brother’s debts that he’d racked up by gambling.
As reported by Car Dealer Magazine in October, Gibson, 31, pleaded guilty to embezzling the money from the business in Cumbernauld Road between March 2015 and March 2018. She was caught by the firm’s financial controller when the irregularities came to light while she was on maternity leave.
Gibson had worked for the dealership for seven years before being promoted to the role of accounts assistant in 2014.