A COURIER used his firm's card to fraudulently take more than £3,000 of diesel, Barnsley Magistrates' Court was told.

Lynsay Steven Burgess, 24, of Kendray, took some of the fuel away in containers, said Chantel Lowery-Green, prosecuting.

She said Burgess's dishonesty came to light when his bosses noticed 'unauthorised activity' on the fuel payment card.

Burgess, who was not represented by a solicitor, said nothing when he was given the chance to put forward his side of the story.

He admitted fraud by false representation and the case was adjourned until May 2 for a pre-sentence report.

Burgess was granted unconditional bail.