A man who defrauded his employer for more than £125,000 has been jailed for two years and eight months.
Adam Cartwright, 39, of Hazel Hill Crescent, Nottingham, falsely purchased electrical goods while working as an electrician at B&M Installations, Nottinghamshire Police said.
He joined the company in 2011, the force added, but his fraud was only discovered when a project manager was made aware of an invoice containing higher costs than expected in October 2018.
Nottinghamshire Police's fraud team found he had added electrical parts which were not used in 50 invoices, totalling £128,000.
He was sentenced on Tuesday after pleading guilty.
Det Con Jason Jenkins said: "Cartwright’s actions caused serious distress to the business owners, as well as financial hardship."