A ROYAL Mail worker has been warned he faces jail after stealing cash from his bosses for almost six years.
Kevin Dunn is accused of taking more than £53,000 while working at Doxford Park in Sunderland.
The 46-year-old, of Geddes Road, Sunderland, pleaded guilty to theft between September 2008 and July 2014, during a hearing at Newcastle Crown Court, but the exact amount taken remains in dispute.
Dunn, who was a trusted employee for 16 years, was warned he could face a prison term and have a large part of his pension seized through his dishonesty.
He will be sentenced in January after the preparation or reports and accountants have examined the evidence in the case.
Mr recorder Andrew Sandiford warned him: “This is a serious matter and the court will be almost certain to at least consider a custodial sentence.”
The judge said Dunn could remain on bail until the next hearing.
Prosecutor Jamie Adams told the court the Post Office may be able to get the stolen money back from Dunn’s pension pot.
Mr Adams said: “At the post office there is a clause built into the contract of employment which entitles the employer, in circumstances such as this, to take whatever steps to redress any imbalance caused by any dishonesty.
“There is more than adequate to cover the loss in this case.
“I anticipate that the pension fund will go to compensation.”
Dunn had worked as an advanced customer adviser.
It is understood his work, and the fraud, related to overtime payments.