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Woman (55) accused of stealing €35k

A DUBLIN woman accused of stealing more than €35,000 in cash from another individual's bank account has been sent forward for trial.

Ann Gillen (55) is alleged to have falsified a bank mandate form which enabled her to withdraw the cash from the victim's bank account.

She is alleged to have taken the money in amounts between €1,000 and €6,000 over a 10-month period.

Gillen is facing trial by judge and jury in the Circuit Court after the DPP ruled that the matters were too serious for the District Court.

Gillen, of Bentley Villas in Dun Laoghaire, appeared before Dun Laoghaire District Court charged with 12 counts of theft, contrary to Section 4 of the Criminal Justice (Theft & Fraud Offences) Act, 2001.

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The alleged incidents took place at Permanent TSB, George's Street in Dun Laoghaire and Permanent TSB in Blackrock on dates between November 2009 and September 2010.

Gillen is further accused of falsifying a bank mandate form to induce another person to accept it as genuine so to withdraw money from a bank account at Permanent TSB on November 5, 2009.

It is alleged that Gillen stole a total of €35,420 in cash from the victim's account, taking out sums ranging between €1,000 and €6,420.

A State solicitor said the book of evidence was ready and had been served on Gillen, who goes forward to the present sittings of Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

Judge Reilly gave Gillen the alibi caution, warning her she had 14 days to provide to the State details of anyone she proposed calling as a witness in her defence.

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