A BUS station worker who stole more than £28,000 from his employers faces going to jail.
It is also alleged that Brighouse man Simon Barratt may have stolen nearer £87,000 from Metro, a court was told yesterday.
The father-of-two was charged with seven counts of stealing from Metro – the West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive – between April, 2001, until he was caught on October 20 last year
Barratt, 45, of Harley Place, admitted thefts totalling £28,419.60p at Bradford Crown Court.
Once his theft was discovered he admitted to his employers that he had been stealing for about two years.
But prosecutor Duncan Richie said that during interviews Barratt admitted to stealing about £57,000.
Mr Richie said: “He accepts around £57,000 was taken by him in addition to the matters on the indictment.
“The Crown says he took £87,000.”
Barratt admitted seven counts of theft, which were that between April 1, 2002, and October 1, 2005, he stole £27,000 from the executive.
He further admitted stealing £198.60p on October 22, 2005, £205 on January 27, 2006, £202 on August 30, 2006, £202 on September 7, 2006, and £204 on October 9 last year.
His last theft related to an incident on October 20 last year, when he was caught stealing £408.
In mitigation, Mr Sisson-Powell said his client made a full and frank admission when he was caught.
Barratt, who cares for his two young children, was sacked by the executive, the organisation which oversees public transport, as a result of his admission.
The case against Barrat was adjourned until November 17 for sentencing.
He was warned by Judge Durham Hall that custody was inevitable.