A former Dundee City Council supervisor stole smoke alarms and other equipment and sold them to try to pay off a 65,000 gambling debt, a court heard.
Iain Gardyne spent almost four years stealing thousands of pounds worth of items before selling them on eBay.
He was caught after another user of the site recognised the local authority-approved equipment.
Gardyne, who subsequently resigned from his post, was sentenced to an eight-month 20:00 to 07:00 curfew.
Dundee Sheriff Court was told the former electrical contracts supervisor stole more than 200 separate items, which had an estimated value of between 5,000…
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