Guilty plea entered in Cootamundra Local Court

A service station employee has pleaded guilty to stealing $259,572.50 between January 2010 and October 2016.

In Cootamundra Local Court on Monday, Todd Slaven entered a guilty plea to seven counts of stealing from his former employer South West Fuel Centre.

Court documents state he did this by ringing up cash sales up as ‘layaway sales’ (a system allowing known customers to store transactions temporarily until they return with payment) before placing the money under the register tray. 

He was identified in CCTV footage taking this same money from the bottom of the register and placing it in a cupboard where staff members kept their personal items. 

With a plea entered, the court ordered pre-sentence and psychological reports.

Slaven will re-appear in Cootamundra Local Court on Monday, October 16.