|Mark Gilbert (left) was frog-marched to the police station by his boss Simon Cremer. [PETER LAWSON/EASTNEWS]|
A boss who took an employee he caught stealing to the police station with a sign saying "Thief" around his neck has paid 13,000 pounds after the criminal sued for "humiliation," the Daily Telegraph reports.
Simon Cremer took Mark Gilbert to the police station after discovering he had written out a company check to himself and taken it to Cash Converters in October 2008.
Gilbert was paraded through the streets with a cardboard sign that read: "Thief. I stole 845 pounds am on my way to the police station."
He admitted the crime to police and was let off with a caution but Cremer was charged with false imprisonment.
Now Cremer, who runs a flooring firm, has paid 5,000 pounds in compensation and 8,000 pounds in court costs to the worker who stole from him.