Admitted stealing payments at B&Q

The B&Q Warehouse, Craigavon. INLM40-221.
The B&Q Warehouse, Craigavon. INLM40-221.

A Lurgan man has admitted that while working at B&Q he stole over £2,700 in goods and also took payments made by 
customers.

Christopher Haddock (29), whose address was given as Victoria Gardens, Lurgan, appeared last Friday at Craigavon Magistrates Court.

The first charge against him alleges that on March 14 this year he stole various goods to the value of approximately £1,730 from B&Q.

He is also charged that on March 11 this year he fraudulently made false representations, namely accepting payment from customers and retaining the money to make a gain for himself and a loss to B&Q.

As well Haddock admitted that on a date unknown between December 1 last year and March 15 this year he stole six drills, 
five packets of grout and other household items to the value of £1,006.77 
belonging to 
B&Q.

The court heard that at the time Haddock was a staff member and this was a breach of trust 
case.

District Judge, Mr Mervyn Bates, adjourned sentencing until November 6 so that a pre-sentence report could be 
prepared.