A 33-YEAR-OLD woman who admitted the misuse of a works computer has been ordered to pay £200 compensation to her former employer.

Lucy Kennedy pleaded guilty to deleting a number of files containing customer details from the app belonging to the Gala Doggy Day Care Centre at her home in Kingscroft, Kelso, on September 3.

Jedburgh Sheriff Court was told that she was employed as a manager at the Gala Doggy Day Care Centre and she administered a mobile app containing customer details.

At around 8.30pm on the day of the offence she accessed the app and decided to delete clients’ bookings individually.

Fiona Hamilton, prosecuting, said that at first the employers thought they had been the victims of a cyber attack but further checks revealed Kennedy was manually deleting the clients and their bookings.

When interviewed by police, Kennedy said she was disgruntled at the way the business was being run.

Defence lawyer Liam Alexander admitted his client had several fall-outs with management at the centre and “one evening after drinking she began deleting the data”.

He added: “She did not think she would be sitting here today in the dock. This seems to be out of character.”

Kennedy, who now works as an accountant, was ordered to pay £200 compensation to the Gala Doggy Day Care Centre.