Court orders employee to return stolen £30,000

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A WIGAN company boss has spoken of his relief after one of his employees who stole more than £30,000 was ordered to pay back his ill-gotten gains.

Terence Dyson, of Newland Avenue, Pemberton, Wigan, fraudulently sold products from Bryn based Norstrom Group and pocketed the profits between 2008 and 2010.

The 66-year-old, who worked as a divisional manager for the company, escaped prison in January but was told at a proceeds of crime hearing yesterday that he must pay back £33,395 within six months – or face a jail term and have his assets seized.

Dyson’s wife Denise was jailed for nine months in May for fraudulently claiming £22,000 in benefits.

Manager Tony Norstrom told the Evening Post that he was delighted with the outcome and said that “it showed that people can’t get away with this kind of crime.”