Staff member accused of stealing €16,000 from West Limerick credit union

Gerard Fitzgibbon

Reporter:

Gerard Fitzgibbon

Estuary Credit Union, Glin
A FIFTY-year-old woman is to stand trial accused of stealing €16,000 from the West Limerick credit union branch where she worked.

A FIFTY-year-old woman is to stand trial accused of stealing €16,000 from the West Limerick credit union branch where she worked.

Amanda Schofield, of Dooncaha, Tarbert has been accused of theft from the Estuary Credit Union Ltd, which has branches in Glin and Tarbert, on an unknown date between January 1, 2010 and June 1, 2012.

Speaking at Newcastle West court last Friday Insp Dermot O’Connor said that the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has directed that the prosecution be sent forward for trial at Limerick Circuit Court.

If convicted at trial, a person accused of theft contrary to section four of the Criminal Justice (Theft and Fraud Offences) Act faces a maximum penalty of a fine and up to ten years in prison.

Solicitor Pat Enright, defending, told the court that he understands that it will take “some time for the book of evidence to be prepared” in the case.

Gardai raised no objection to Schofield being granted bail while the book of evidence is being compiled. Judge Mary Larkin granted the accused bail and adjourned the case until November 28, for service of a book of evidence.