Ipswich: Sandwich maker stole from his employer

Two Ipswich men are set to appear before magistrate judges after being charged with a series of burg

Two Ipswich men are set to appear before magistrate judges after being charged with a series of burglary offences. - Credit: Archant

A former Ipswich sandwich store employee is to be sentenced at crown court for stealing up to £8,240 from his employer.

Davie Griffin, of Rydal Walk, Ipswich, admitted theft by employee when he appeared before South East Suffolk Magistrates’ Court.

However, despite the prosecution stating the 24-year-old took £8,240.65 over a period of 17 months, Griffin claims he only stole around £1,500.

Prosecutor Tess Mann told the court Griffin worked at a Subway outlet in Ipswich for the franchisee Roy Clouter.

The sandwich maker was employed for 15 months. During that time he had entered false values into the till.

Griffin was also seen by closed circuit television altering stock levels and figures for the safe in order to cover his tracks.

The court heard he did so in order to take £155 out of the safe or till each night.

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The thefts took place between November 3, 2011, and March 25 this year.

Ian Persaud, representing Griffin, said his client admitted the offences, but only on the basis that the amount was a lot less than the prosecution were alleging.

District Judge David Cooper said the matter would have to be committed to crown court.

The judge said if the magistrates’ court accepted the prosecution figure it would mean he would be unable to award the full compensation to Mr Clouter.

This is because a magistrates court can only order up to £5,000 to be re-imbursed.

Griffin was released on conditional bail. One of the conditions is that he does not enter Subway in Queen Street, Ipswich.

Griffin’s next appearance will be before Ipswich Crown Court at a later date.