|Police in Scotland have confirmed they are carrying out inquiries into the alleged misuse of company funds amid reports that an employee of a telecommunications firm gambled almost two million dollars online.|
According to Glasgow-based newspaper The Herald, 25-year-old Chris Proudfoot, a former employee for Inverness-based business communications provider HIGHnet, is at the centre of the investigations. A spokesperson for HIGHnet confirmed that Proudfoot had worked for the company but declined further comment due to the nature of the enquiry.
'That's basically all we can say given there is a police investigation under way,' said the spokesperson.
Police would not confirm or deny numerous reports that the money had been lost gambling with bookmaker William Hill.
'Inquiries are at an early stage and are expected to go on for some time as a substantial sum of money is believed to be involved,' read a statement issued by the Northern Constabulary.
'This is a case that could potentially come to court but at this moment is largely unsubstantiated so we wouldn't want to make any comment,” a spokesperson for William Hill was quoted in The Herald.
“We don't comment on clients' accounts anyway.'