A thirteenth person who laundered cash stolen from Oak Furniture Land has been warned he could be facing a jail term.

Luke Paterson pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy to use criminal property when he appeared at Swindon Crown Court.

The 29-year-old, of Whitehill Close, Ramsbury, is said to have had £2,145.20 pass through his bank account between March 2014 and November 2015.

He had been due to appear last month alongside 13 others, one of whom denied the charges, but was ill with bad asthma at the time.

After he entered his plea Judge Tim Mousley QC released Paterson on bail until after the trial, a date for which has yet to be fixed.

But he warned him: "You have pleaded guilty to a serious matter which may result in an immediate prison sentence.

"It can't be sentences until one of the defendants has been tried by a jury and then you will come back for sentence. I will grant you bail between now and then."

He joins 10 men and two women, one of whom is his girlfriend, who all admitted the charge.

They are awaiting the outcome of the trial of a man, who pleaded not guilty to abusing his position as sales support consultant at JB Global Ltd, trading as Oak Furniture Land, to defraud the company.

The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is said to have made a series of false refunds between August 4, 2014 and September 10, 2015.

And he also denied conspiracy to use criminal property between March 24, 2014, and November 3, 2015, in the form of money transfers from the firm.

He is due to stand trial on a date to be fixed in the New Year and has been released on conditional bail until then.

The other 12 who admitted the money laundering offence are said to have handled sums from under £2,000 to in excess of £50,000.

Lewis Turner, 24, of Castleview Road, Chiseldon, is said to have received £51,835.8l7 in his bank account.

Liam Porteous, 27, of Thurney Drive, Grange Park, Swindon is said to have had £42,073.95 pass through his account.

The other defendants and the alleged sums are: Mark Melhado, 50, of Greencote House, Isambard Way, £37,952.73; Marvin Porteous, 31, of Beaulieu Close, Toothill, £18,887.61; Marcel Douglas, 27, off York Road, £14,680.06; Nina Turner, 49, of Castleview Road, Chiseldon, £12,661.15; Robert Porteous, 53, of Crawford Close, Freshbrook, £8,938.83; Chelsea Drayton, 24, of Whitehill Close, Ramsbury, £5,238; Jamie Nichols, 25, of Egdon Close, £3,704.50; and Amara Holgate, 20, of Courtenay Road, Walcot, £1,841.23.

The two final defendants to admit the charges are Connor Satchell, 24, of Langford Crescent, and Lewis Maynard, 26, of Conisborough, Toothill.