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Moira Gleeson is to face trial accused of 30 offences

Moira Gleeson is to face trial accused of 30 offences

Moira Gleeson is to face trial accused of 30 offences

A woman accused of forging a signature on cheques and stealing more than €15,000 from a Dublin-based company is to stand trial.

Moira Gleeson (59) was served with the book of evidence when she appeared on bail before Blanchardstown District Court.

The accused, of St Patrick's Park, Donabate, is charged with 30 counts of theft and of making a false instrument.

The thefts and forgeries all- egedly took place over five years on dates between 2010 and 2015.

It is alleged that Ms Gleeson signed a named man's signature on a number of cheques with the intention that they would be used to induce another person to draw sums of money from a bank account.

It is also alleged that she stole sums ranging from €382 to €1,300 from the same bank account at various banks in the Dublin 15 area.

Caution

The estimated amount of money allegedly stolen by Ms Gleeson amounted to more than €15,000.

A state solicitor told the court the book of evidence was ready and had been served on the accused.

She will now go forward to the present sittings of Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

Judge John King gave Ms Gleeson the formal alibi caution.

The judge also ordered that a videocopy of an interview that gardai conducted with the accused be forwarded to her legal team.

Defence solicitor Wayne Kenny and one junior counsel were assigned on free legal aid.

Gardai said there was no objection to Ms Gleeson being further remanded on bail.

Judge King remanded the accused on bail in her own bond of €500. She has not yet indicated a plea.


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