Woman ac­cused of card theft is freed

The Oban Times - - NEWS -

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.

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