Ulster Bank worker stole £20,000 from clients
A 29-year old Co Antrim man has admitted using his position as a bank employee to steal money from the accounts of three unwitting customers.
James Stewart, from Hillhead Road in Ballyclare, appeared in Belfast Crown Court where he pleaded guilty to fraud by abuse of position. He admitted making cash withdrawals from the Ulster Bank accounts of three customers when he was not authorised to do so.
The court heard the offending took place over a period spanning from February 18, 2011 to March 30, 2012. Crown prosecutor David McClean said that the total amount of cash involved was "just short of £20,000".
After admitting the theft, Stewart was told he will be sentenced at Antrim Crown Court next month. He was subsequently released on bail.