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Dundee DWP worker accused of embezzling almost £70,000

A government worker from Dundee is to stand trial accused of embezzling almost £70,000 before paying it to a bookmakers, a court has heard.

David Allan faces a charge of embezzling £68,534 while employed by the Department of Work and Pensions at the Dundee Pension Centre.

Dundee Sheriff Court was told the money was then paid to Paddy Power plc. Mr Allan denies the accusation.

Sheriff Tom Hughes adjourned the case until next week.

Mr Allan is further accused of "removing criminal property", namely the cash, from Scotland and England by withdrawing it from his HBOS bank account and paying it to Paddy Power plc bookmakers.

Prosecutors said Mr Allan "knew the money was criminal property" when he allegedly transferred the cash.

The offence is alleged to have taken place between 10 May 2009 and 3 March 2011.

Allan further denies a second charge, brought under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, said to have taken place between 27 January 2011 and 3 March.

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