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A former caretaker who stole hundreds of pounds of children’s lunch money was caught after a headteacher installed CCTV to catch him. Shaun Robert Ayre used a wired implement to fish out around £600 from a plastic box kept on the reception area of Bader Primary School, in Thornaby. The 34-year-old, who had been working at the school since September 2015, admitted theft by employee at Teesside Magistrates’ Court. Rachel Dosworth, prosecuting, said: “There was a number of instances where cash had...

been reported as missing by staff - in one occasion £200 had gone from the main reception office in May last year. CLICK HERE to read the full story on the Gazette News website.

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