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Policewoman is set to stand trial on charges of theft

By Ashleigh McDonald

A policewoman accused of stealing money from evidential exhibits over a five-year period has been told she will stand trial on six charges.

Yvonne Forte, whose address was given as c/o Knocknagoney PSNI Station, faces four counts of theft and two counts of misconduct in a public office.

The 41-year-old, who at the time of the alleged offences was a constable, appeared at Belfast Crown Court yesterday, where she pleaded not guilty to all the six charges levelled against her.

The theft charges span a period between September 2009 and July 2014 and amount to a total of £3,254, which the Crown alleges was stolen from evidence.

When each of the four theft charges was put to Forte, she replied: "Not guilty." She also denies two counts of misconduct in a public office.

Forte was released on continuing bail ahead of her trial, which is due to proceed in May.

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