Ex-church treasurer 'stole £32k of funds'

Ex-church treasurer 'stole £32k of funds'

The former honorary treasurer of the Church of Ireland parish in Culmore on the outskirts of Derry has appeared in court charged with stealing £32,500 from church funds.

Lyndsey Bredin, 27, from Primity Crescent, Newbuildings, attended Derry Magistrates' Court on Thursday for a preliminary enquiry hearing.She is alleged to have committed nineteen charges of stealing credit balances belonging to the parish on dates between 24 March, 2010 and 17 October, 2011.CHAR(13) + CHAR(10) CHAR(13) + CHAR(10)The defendant said she understood the charges and her defence solicitor Paddy McDaid accepted that she had a prima facie case to answer.CHAR(13) + CHAR(10) CHAR(13) + CHAR(10)Asked if she had anything to say in answer to the nineteen charges, the defendant replied "not at this time".CHAR(13) + CHAR(10) CHAR(13) + CHAR(10)She was released on her own bail of £500 to appear before the Crown Court for her arraignment on 13 February.As part of her bail conditions, she must continue to reside at her home address.CHAR(13) + CHAR(10)


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