A fraudster who clocked up about £38,000 in purchases for himself with a company credit card is facing sentencing.
Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on Monday how Lee Barlow, 26, of Portland Avenue, Bolsover, used the credit card which belonged to IPS Ltd - whom he worked for - over two periods.
Becky Allsop, prosecuting, said: “The aggravating feature is that this was a significant breach of trust.
“The company was having difficulties obtaining receipts from Barlow for usage of the card over a long period between November 2011 to February this year.
“Nearly £38,000 was spent on the card. In an interview he admitted to buying itunes vouchers and selling them to friends to make a profit.
“During another period he bought goods for himself including petrol and shopping.”
Barlow pleaded guilty to committing fraud by using a company credit card to make a gain of £316.88 between November 2012 and February 2013.
He also pleaded guilty to committing fraud by using the company credit card to make a gain of £37,949.21 between November 2011 and February this year.
Barlow, who represented himself, declined to comment further.
Magistrates committed the case to Derby Crown Court for sentencing on November 1.