A MEMBER of staff has left a Greenock undertakers after money went missing, the Telegraph can reveal.

The man worked at Co-op Funeralcare in West Blackhall Street but is no longer employed by them after an investigation was carried out.

Details came to light after a worried customer called the Telegraph claiming that an employee 'had been sacked after stealing money' from the town centre branch.

She was worried that her own funeral savings plan had been affected.

The Telegraph contacted the firm, who confirmed that a full investigation had been completed into claims of missing money at the Greenock branch.

It is believed that bosses found evidence of cash being taken.

The size of the sum is unknown.

The Telegraph understands that all of the money that had been taken has since been repaid.

The person involved in the case is no longer employed by the company.

Co-op Funeralcare today moved to reassure its customers over the case.

A spokeswoman told the Telegraph: "Under no circumstances do we tolerate stealing or theft within our business and a full and thorough investigation has been carried out into the case.

“Our priority is always the families we look after, and we would like to reassure all of our clients that no funerals or funeral plans have been impacted as a result.”

The company added that all funeral plans are fully guaranteed and when clients open a plan, the money is put into an individual whole of life insurance policy with Royal London.