A council worker has stolen 23 Mira Advance Flex shower units worth £5,000 and destined for elderly and disabled people from his employer.
The units were taken from Hawks Green Depot which belonged to Cannock Chase District Council.
Staffordshire Police were alerted to the theft after an audit revealed a small number of showers were missing, according to a report by the Express and Star.
The total amount of units stolen was more than initially thought and amounted to £5,027.80. A man has since been convicted and sentenced to a community order.
The perpetrator was made to pay £200 court costs as well as a £85 victim surcharge.
Council leader, George Adamson, told the newspaper: “This cost the council a lot of money. We are now considering taking him to civil court to get our money back. Thankfully these sorts of cases are rare. When this was discovered the decision was taken to suspend him and it was reported to Staffordshire Police.”