Woman accused of card theft is freed
A WOMEN accused of stealing her elderly friend’s bank card and using it to withdraw money was told there was no case to answer.
Sharon Kenna from Claggan attended Fort William Sheriff Court last week and pleaded not guilty to stealing Jaqueline Sherry’s RBS card from her home on January 18, 2016 and using it to withdraw £200.
Ms Sherry told the court Kenna had turned up to her house uninvited on the evening in question with a drink in her but had left relatively quickly by taxi.
Ms Sherry had gone to the bank the next morning for a ‘read- out’ of her account after noticing the card was missing and was told £200 had been withdrawn around 10pm the previous night.
Ms Sherry believed the card had been lying on a table in her living room and Kenna had taken it while she was making a hot drink. The Crown sought to rely on closed circuit television footage showing a figure matching Kenna’s description walking toward an ATM in Fort William High Street at the time in question but Sheriff William Taylor said while there was considerable suspicion he had difficulty telling whether the person in the video was a man or woman, never mind identifying it to be the accused and told Kenna she was free to go.