Kesh woman charged with theft of £40k


Enniskillen Magistrates Court

A 62-YEAR-OLD Kesh woman has appeared in court charged with multiple counts of fraud and false accounting, as well as the theft of £40,000. 
Linda Thompson of Main Street in the village appeared at Enniskillen Magistrates Court on Monday for a preliminary enquiry (PE), where she was charged with the alleged theft of £40,000 from Darran Lunny between September 1, 2007 and September 27, 2012. 
In addition, Thompson faces 16 charges of fraud by false representation, with dates ranging from September 1, 2007 to September 26, 2012. It is alleged she dishonestly made a false representation  by providing an untrue or misleading delivery docket listing bakery goods to M Loane and Son, causing either a gain to herself or another, or to cause a loss to Darran Lunny or expose him to a risk of loss. 
Thompson also faces 16 charges of false accounting, with the charges spanning the same timeframe. 
It is alleged she dishonestly, with a view to gain for herself or with the intent to cause a loss to another, destroyed, defaced, concealed or falsified a delivery docked which had been required for accounting purposes. 
In court on Monday Thompson said she had no objections to the PE being held, and when the charges were read to her she chose not to say anything or call any evidence or witnesses. 
Defence solicitor Michael Fahy said they had no contrary submissions to make at that time. 
The case was adjourned to Dungannon Crown Court on May 9, when it is expected Thompson will enter a plea of either guilty or not guilty.


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