Woman freed after £80k transerred from account
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