A PRESTONPANS women who stole cash from a disabled client while working as a support worker has been ordered to pay the money back.

Tracy Luby took £1,200 from the unnamed person at the Bank of Scotland in Musselburgh and at an address at the town’s Ashgrove Place.

The offence took place on various occasions between May 1, 2015, and March 31, 2017.

Luby, of McGregor Pend, admitted the theft when she appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court last month and she returned for sentencing last Wednesday.

Sheriff Nigel Ross told Luby that she must carry out 100 hours of unpaid work in the community and she was ordered to repay the £1,200 to the person she took it from.

Luby, 51, was also sentenced to two years of supervision as punishment for the offence.