A Glasgow woman who embezzled more than £248,000 from a car dealership has been jailed for 16 months. 

The 31-year-old Andrea Gibson stole from Evans Halshaw over a three-year period while she was working as an accounts assistant for the east end dealership. 

Gibson told the court she took the cash to help with her brother's gambling debt. 

The mother-of-one “manipulated financial systems” to cover 45 transactions made to her personal bank accounts.

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Gibson pled guilty at Glasgow Sheriff Court to embezzling a total of £248,652.85 between March 2015 and March 2018. 

She was jailed by Sheriff Martin Jones QC. 

The court heard irregularities only came to light while Gibson was on maternity leave. 

The 31-year-old worked for Evans Halshaw for seven years before being promoted to accounts assistant in 2014.