A FORMER care home worker who stole cash from a boys' football club nearly six years ago has admitted failing to pay back the cash.

Louise Williams, who had been employed as a supervisor at Fullarton Care Home in Irvine, pocketed £549.71 while treasurer of an under-14s team in February 2018.

We previously reported on Williams' conviction at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court on January 18 last year on a charge of embezzlement – and that following a fitness to practise hearing held by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) she had been removed from the care register.

She was placed on a community payback order and told to pay back the cash.

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But Williams was back at the same court last week to admit breaching the compensation requirement of the order.

It was revealed during the hearing that Williams has only paid £120 back since last year leaving her with a balance of £429.71.

When asked by Sheriff Laura Mundell why Williams hadn't made a full repayment yet she responded: “I was on benefits and took unwell. I am off work just now.”

The sheriff imposed a new compensation order which will require her to pay back the cash at £10 per week.

Williams was removed from the SSSC's register on May 26, 2022.