Woman admits £160,000 fraud from oil firms
Dawn Peter embezzled money from two oil companies while working in their payroll departments.
Dawn Peter: Sentence deferred to investigate repayment. Pic: © Newsline
A woman has admitted embezzling more than £160,000 from two oil firms she worked for.
Dawn Peter took the money while working in the payroll departments of two Aberdeen-based companies. She embezzled £70,540 from oil and gas exploration services firm RBG between October 2007 and February 2009.
Peter then went on to scam £91,000 from subsea construction services company Helix Energy Solutions between June 2009 and May last year. The payroll worker, of Tarves, Aberdeenshire, was due to be sentenced at Aberdeen Sheriff Court on Thursday, after admitting two charges of embezzlement last month.
Her lawyer, Steven Borthwick asked for more time to carry out investigations into how much money Peter could repay. She has already handed over nearly £10,000 in compensation, the court heard. The former payroll worker has also surrended the keys to her former marital home to a finance company and is now living with her sister. Sentence was deferred for another four weeks.