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Northern Ireland man charged over theft of £150,000 from Centra bosses

By Paul Higgins

A Co Londonderry man has been charged with stealing almost £150,000 from his employers.

Appearing in the dock at Lisburn Magistrates Court, Giles McAllen confirmed he was aware of the single charge against him. McAllen, from Derramore Park in Magherafelt, faces a single count of theft by an employee in that he allegedly stole £149,480 from his employers at the Centra shop in Moira on dates between April 1 and July 29 last year.

Judge Laura Levers, having read the papers, said: "I'm satisfied there is a prima facie case."

Releasing McAllen on bail, Judge Levers ordered him to appear at Craigavon Crown Court for his arraignment on April 25.

As part of his bail conditions, McAllen is barred from the shop he allegedly stole from, contacting any member of staff there or at Centra in Musgrave and from "entering Tommy French bookmakers".

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