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Melksham and Trowbridge men admit workplace plundering
5:00pm Saturday 14th July 2012 in Melksham
A buyer at an electricals firm has admitted stealing tens of thousands of pounds worth of equipment from his employer to sell online.
Paul Bolter, 40, of Sweetbriar Road, Melksham, is said to have taken power tools and items worth about £90,000 over two years, four months.
But he contests the amount, saying it was worth £47,000.
Bolter also admitted to asking for “kick backs” from Templegate Electrical Supp-lies to continue placing orders with them.
Colleague Mark Perry, 39, of Cheverell Close, Trowbridge, also admitted stealing from Renelec in Devizes, but said items were worth £1,000, not the £6,000 prosecutors claim.
Both men will face a judge, who must decide the values.
The men admit stealing from Renelec between July 2009 and November 2011.
Perry admitted using electrical items between June 2009 and November 2011, knowing they were the proceeds of criminal property.
Bolter pleaded guilty to charges of theft and fraud. Perry admitted theft and using criminal property.
The case was adjourned until the trial over amounts.