A delivery driver for an Angus fish firm has been accused of embezzling almost £50,000 from his employers.
Martin Deas Cook is charged with pocketing the cash after receiving money from seven different chip shops between June 2015 and October 2016.
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It is alleged that he committed the offence while working for Arbroath-based fish merchants G&A Spink.
Cook denies a single charge on indictment that while employed as a delivery and collection driver, he embezzled £49,632 at G&A Spink’s premises as well as chip shops in Coatbridge, Motherwell, Airdrie, Hamilton, Newton Mearns, Denny, Stonehouse and elsewhere.
The 52-year-old, of Guthrie Crescent, Friockheim, pleaded not guilty and had his first diet continued until March for an accountancy report to be prepared.