Manager who stole from Subway 'not a bad person'
A FORMER Subway employee escaped a jail sentence at Gympie Magistrates Court on Monday despite pleading guilty to stealing over $7000 from her employers.
Jade Fisher, 29, took a total figure of $7,590.70 from the Gympie franchise where she was a Duty Manager on five separate occasions, with the offences spread between November 27 and January 15.
Prosecuting Sergeant Lisa Manns told the court Fisher took the money from the store for banking, but the bank signalled it did not receive the deposits.
Sgt Manns said Fisher initially couldn't explain the missing money before admitting to stealing it after a recorded interview at Gympie Police Station.
Fisher's solicitor said her client took the money because she wasn't getting enough money to pay her bills and was also trying to help her brother out of financial distress.
The solicitor said Fisher realised her stupidity, regretted her initial decision to lie to Police, and that she always intended to pay back what she took.
Magistrate Chris Callaghan noted Fisher's clean history, but said she had breached her employers' trust with a "very, very serious offence".
"I can see that you're not a bad person, but you've allowed the temptation to get the better of you," he told her.
"I'm not going to record your conviction because the community is better if you're employed."
Fisher was sentenced to 12 months' probation and given 200 hours of community service to complete in that time.