Trial for woman accused of garden centre theft

A woman will stand trial after denying the theft of £55,033 from Chepstow Garden Centre.

Christine Hill, 66, of Home Farm Court, appeared at Cardiff Crown Court this week, where she faced two charges.

She denied the theft of £55,033. The theft is alleged to have taken place between 29 September 2008 and 31 May 2011.

Hill admitted fraud between 1 February 2008 and 19 August 2012, and that she abused her position as bookkeeper of Home Farm Court Management Company, making £16,090.

However, she admitted this offence on a basis, which was noted by Judge Niclas Parry and will be outlined at sentencing.

Hill will next appear on 17 July, when a trial date will be set regarding the not guilty plea.


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