Bid to dis­miss fraud charge

Kent Messenger Maidstone - - NEWS -

A man ac­cused of steal­ing thou­sands of pounds from his em­ployer is to ap­ply to have a charge of fraud by abuse of po­si­tion dis­missed.

Ge­orge Austin, of Ul­combe Gar­dens, Can­ter­bury, is al­leged to have taken al­most £9,000 from Phoenix Elec­tronic Cig­a­rettes in Maid­stone be­tween Jan­uary 4 and Oc­to­ber 31.

The 24-year-old was not asked to en­ter a plea wat Maid­stone Crown Court on Fri­day. The ap­pli­ca­tion will be made on Oc­to­ber 9. A pre­lim­i­nary trial date was set for Novem­ber 6.

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