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Woman (62) to face £40k theft trial

By Staff Reporter

A woman who supplied specialist bakery items to a business owner is to stand trial for the theft of £40,000 and false accounting.

Linda Thompson (62) of Main Street, Kesh, Co Fermanagh, is accused of stealing the money as well as 16 counts of fraud over a five-year period.

It is alleged between 2007 and 2012 Thompson stole £40,000 from a businessman by supplying false dockets in respect of bakery items she delivered to two outlets owned by the victim.

Thompson appeared at Dungannon Crown Court and pleaded not guilty to all 33 charges.

A defence barrister informed the court he had still not been provided with CCTV evidence and asked for it to be furnished as soon as possible.

He said while the trial will not be until the autumn, he believed a review would be beneficial.

His Honour Judge Neil Rafferty agreed and adjourned the case for mention next month.

Releasing Thompson on continuing bail, he advised that a trial date would be allocated on the next occasion, aiming for September and October.

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