Man 'Bullied At Work' Steals £170,000 From Bosses And Blows It On Cocaine And Prostitutes
An accountant who said he had been bullied at work stole £260,000 from his employers and spent £170,000 of it on cocaine and prostitutes in one weekend.
The Daily Mail reports that Darren Carvill, 38, admitted stealing the money from car servicing company Mr Clutch.
According to his lawyer, he started going to escorts and buying cocaine as a way to deal with his low self esteem, saying he had been bullied for the majority of his life.
He told the court that Carvill had become addicted to a life of high-class escort parties and being surrounded by 'glamorous' people and drugs.
In court, it was revealed that he had started sending fake payments to himself after allegedly being bullied at work - he admitted to a total of 18 fraud charges and was sent down for two and a half years.
Carvill has said that when it became obvious he would be caught, he spent a weekend partying with prostitutes and taking cocaine, claiming he wanted to 'go out with a bang'.
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His barrister, James Ross, said: "He has had a very unhappy life. For most of his life he has been bullied.
"He has suffered from very low self-esteem and social awkwardness. He says he was a good employee and worked long hours and did good work.
"He says his bosses had shown them nothing but kindness. But other than the owners, there was at least one person who subjected him to ridicule and caused a downward spiral."
Mr Ross also said he had become more and more unhappy at work, using his night life as an escape.
Carvill's actions almost pushed the company into bankruptcy, with some of his colleagues going without pay for up to five months.
One of the directors of the company, Alfred Abdulla, said that Carvill was a 'respected and trusted employee', but that his actions meant that he even had to borrow money from family members to save his business.