A mum who embezzled almost £10,000 from an Aberdeen school has been given more time to repay the cash.
Nicola Low was due to be sentenced yesterday having previously admitted taking £9,620 from a fund set up to buy play equipment for the children who attend Mile End primary.
The 47-year-old took the money over the course of more than a year when she was acting as treasurer of its parent-teacher association.
But Sheriff William Taylor deferred sentence again yesterday to allow her to find sufficient funds to repay all the cash.
The court heard she had managed to scrape together some of the illicit funds, however she has not been able to secure the full amount she is due.
The Crown had previously moved for a proceeds of crime order to be granted against her.
Representing Low at her last court hearing, solicitor Graham Morrison said his client was already going through the process of remortgaging her home at 175 Midstocket Road, Aberdeen.
He said she was just waiting for the final procedures to be put in place and she would be able to pay back what she stole.
She previously admitted carrying out the embezzlement between August 8, 2011 and December 31, 2012.
Throughout the course of the academic year, members of the school’s PTA organise fundraising events.
The money predominantly goes towards items not normally provided by the city council, to improve children’s education, leisure and learning.
In the past the cash has funded trips and paid for interactive whiteboards, digital equipment, musical instruments and football strips.
Large sums of money were also donated to the project by oil companies in Aberdeen. It is understood this was the cash embezzled by Low.