A security guard helped himself to more than £3,700 from cash machines in banks on his daily rounds.
Stuart Parfitt, 33, stole cash from four different ATMs he was meant to be guarding. Two Royal Bank of Scotland employees found money missing after Parfitt had visited their branch on his cash deliveries.
Bosses at security firm G4S ordered inspectors to follow their Parfitt on his daily rounds. They found the guard, of Mountain Ash, had stolen money from a cash point in New Quay.
Inspectors ordered Parfitt to pull over - and found £1,260 worth of £20 notes in an envelope in the guard's car.
Parfitt pleaded guilty to four counts of theft at Ceredgion magistrates court. He was given an 11 month custodial sentence suspended for two years.