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Borders factory worker jailed for £200,000 clothes theft

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A man who stole around £195,000 worth of clothing from a factory in Galashiels has been jailed at the Edinburgh Sheriff Court today.

William Lauder was sentenced to 21 months imprisonment.

The 48-year-old was employed as Managing Director of Aero Leather Clothing Ltd, and was based at a factory at Greenbank Mill.

He stole the items from his workplace over a seven year period - between September 2004 and January 2011.

His offence came to light when the factory owners discovered he had been selling factory products on eBay.