[A] MAN was told he could be jailed for stealing cash from his South Cumbria motorway service station employer.
Charles Jack Riley, 29, is said by a prosecutor to have stolen around £27,000 from Road Chef Killington Lake Services.
This is located off the M6 southbound between junctions 36 and 37.
Riley’s criminal conduct is said to have occurred between June 11 in 2015 and August 29 the following year.
At Carlisle Crown Court today (MON), Riley pleaded guilty to one charge of theft.
His lawyer, Christopher Evans, confirmed to Judge Peter Davies: “It is theft from employer.”
Riley was said to be a man of “good character”.
Mr Evans requested the preparation of a background report, and said he would ultimately be trying to persuade the sentencing judge to suspend any prison term.
Judge Davies adjourned the case to October 30, and granted conditional bail to Riley, of Bridgeside, Carnforth.
“You can’t take from that that you aren’t going to go to prison,” the judge told him.
“All options are open. This is a serious offence.”