A former bank employee who defrauded his company of more than £5,000 was nabbed after he posted photographs of himself on holiday in Dubai on Facebook.
The pictures appeared after he asked the bank to refund his money because his travel documents hadn’t arrived in time.
Lloyds Banking Group staff became suspicious after Adam Fraser, 23, of Liff, said someone had been using his account to withdraw cash, buy items and pay for goods through transactions he was not making.
Fiscal depute Laura Bruce told the court Fraser had exploited a loophole he had discovered while working at the Bank of Scotland call centre in Dundee to claim money back from several transactions.
“Staff at the bank became suspicious and investigations were made into the various transactions,” she said.
“In one of them he told the bank he couldn’t go on holiday to Dubai, but one of the investigators then saw a photograph on the accused’s Facebook page of him on holiday in Dubai.”
She said police were then informed and Fraser was interviewed by officers.
He made a full admission of his guilt to them.
Fraser admitted that between March 7-August 31 2016, at his home at The Steading, North Mains of Liff, at 2 West Marketgait and elsewhere unknown, he formed a fraudulent scheme to obtain money and repeatedly pretended to Lloyds Banking Group that the card associated with his account with the Bank of Scotland had been used without his knowledge and consent for the purposes of purchasing goods and services and transferring money, and that he had been a repeated victim of fraud, when he had made the transactions reported as fraudulent and induced the company to reimburse the amounts claimed and obtained £5,746.42 by fraud.
Sheriff Alastair Carmichael deferred sentence for a social work report and a restriction of liberty order assessment on Fraser and ordained him to return to court on September 20.