Belfast Telegraph

Theft case against employee is sent to Crown Court

By Nevin Farrell

A Larne man accused of stealing from his employer, Specsavers, has had his case sent to Antrim Crown Court.

Lance Agnew (25), of Loran Glen, faces 13 counts of theft, relating to dates between October 2016 and February this year at Specsavers in Larne.

The defendant, who appeared at Ballymena Magistrates Court yesterday, is also accused of two counts of fraud by false representation.

A previous court heard it alleged that on dates from October last year to February 2017, the defendant entered refund transactions which were "not associated with customer record and removed the resulting monies from the till".

The earlier court also heard that the total amount allegedly stolen by Agnew was over £600.

Also at a previous hearing the accused elected to have his case sent to the Crown Court and the matter was adjourned until yesterday.

At yesterday's sitting a prosecutor submitted there was a case to answer and a defence lawyer said he had no contrary submissions.

District Judge Peter King held that the case could be returned to Antrim Crown Court for arraignment in late November and the accused was released on continuing bail of £500.

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