A brazen TK Maxx employee stole £900 in small sums by hiding the cash in his underwear.
Brian McCuaig swiped the money from the Glasgow Fort branch between July and August 2019.
The 34-year-old committed the crime by refunding duplicated returns and taking the cash for himself.
He kept the stolen money in a zip in his underwear before CCTV caught him in the act.
The first offender pled guilty at Glasgow Sheriff Court to embezzlement.
The court heard that sales attendant McCuaig carried out the crime on “multiple occasions in small sums.”
Prosecutor Ross Canning said: “He managed to achieve this by duplicating returned items and thereafter refunding the money back on to the customer’s card.
“Thereafter, he withdrew the same amount from the cash in the till and simply stored it in his underwear by means of a zip.
“This was captured on extensive CCTV footage.”
An investigation was sparked and McCuaig’s actions were confirmed.
He told bosses that he had a gambling addiction.
However, the court was informed that he no longer has this addiction and McCuaig lost his job as a result of the theft.
Sentence was deferred pending background reports by Sheriff Anthony Deutsch.
McCuaig, of the city’s Barrowfield, had his bail continued meantime.