A deputy manager at Pets at Home has admitted to stealing by making fake refunds.
Neil Dyason stole from the Dewsbury store when the main boss was away. He created fake refunds and then took the cash for himself.
When caught he told colleagues to ‘shove the job’ and just walked out, reported The Huddersfield Daily Examiner.
Dyason pleaded guilty to four charges of theft by employee when he appeared in Court.
Shamaila Qureshi, prosecuting, said that an investigation was conducted into financial irregularities involving examining till receipts and viewing CCTV footage.
The accused was found to make four refund transaction which were fraudulent.
He scanned codes for items including a pet harness and dog food while there was no customer present at his till.
Dyason then disposed of the customer copy of the refund receipt, keeping the store copy showing the fake refund.
He then took the cash meant to have been refunded to the customer for himself while cashing up at the end of the day.
Mrs Qureshi said that the attention of store loss prevention officers were drawn to Dyason because of the number of refunds he made during his time in charge.
She told magistrates: “CCTV showed him making the refund at the till with no customers there.
“He’s scanned the barcode and signed the receipts.
“He was interviewed and declined to explain, telling the officer to ‘shove the job up your f****** a***.’”
Magistrates sentenced Dyason to a community order with 80 hours of unpaid work and up to 10 days of rehabilitative activities.
He must pay £80.97 to the store as well as £85 costs and victim surcharge.
Pets at Home has declined to comment.