Steven John Topham, 36, was working for Redcar and Cleveland Council when it is alleged he carried out the crime.
The court heard that part of Topham ’s role at the council was to procure mobile phones through supplier Vodafone.
Between September 20, 2007 and September 28, 2012, Topham was said to have abused that position, using credits for a credit fund held by the council to obtain electrical items from Vodafone for himself to the value of more than £720,617.
He is then alleged to have sold on the items for cash.
Topham, of Coronation Green, Park End, Middlesbrough, admitted both offences and was remanded in custody to reappear at the court on September 23.
Article from Gazette Live