Woman freed af­ter £80k transerred from ac­count

Caernarfon Herald - - NEWS -

A WOMAN walked free from court af­ter she agreed to re­pay £80,000 which she had trans­ferred from her el­derly mother’s bank ac­count.

Ann Gwen­l­lian Pow­ell, 55, a nurse, of Bro­nant Farm, Bont­newydd, Caernar­fon, ap­peared at Caernar­fon Crown Court last week for trial.

She pleaded not guilty to fraud af­ter trans­fer­ring the money from Gwen­nie Hughes’ ac­count.

The mat­ter came to light af­ter Mrs Hughes’ death in July 2013, aged 91.

His Hon­our Judge Rhys Row­lands for­mally asked a jury fore­man to find Mrs Pow­ell not guilty af­ter the pros­e­cu­tion and de­fence came to a res­o­lu­tion mean­ing the trial would not go ahead.

The judge said the res­o­lu­tion meant that Pow­ell would now trans­fer the money to her sis­ter, Siân Ball.

He also is­sued a 10-year re­strain­ing or­der ban­ning Mrs Pow­ell from con­tact­ing Mrs Ball and her fam­ily and from en­ter­ing cer­tain places on the estate where the fam­ily live.

● Ann Gwen­l­lian Pow­ell leav­ing Caernar­fon Crown Court

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