Marks and Spencer charity champion stole £650 from employers
6:00am Friday 25th October 2013 in News
A CHARITY champion has been sentenced for stealing from his employer, Marks and Spencer.
Stephen McVey, aged 54, who worked at the Middlebrook store was charged with stealing £650 from the store between June 12 and September 29 this year.
The father-of-two, of Temple Road, Smithills, admitted the crime at Bolton Magistrates Court yesterday.
Magistrates sentenced him to a two-year conditional discharge, ordered him to pay £85 costs and pay his former employer compensation of £650.
The court confirmed he was initially charged with stealing £950 but the amount stolen was reduced.
McVey has previously raised funds numerous charities by running marathons.
Last year he gave Bolton Children’s Opportunity Group a boost as he heard how his colleague’s son, who suffers from Down’s Syndrome had benefited from the charity.
He aimed to raise £1,000 last year by running the Chester Marathon.
The charity helps parents of children with learning and physical disabilities.
Two years ago he raised £800 for Bolton’s Destitute Animal Shelter by running the Northumbria Marathon.
He previously said he felt spurred on when running knowing he was raising money for good causes.
Marks and Spencer declined to comment on the case and whether McVey was still employed at the company.