Woman to fight Cricket Tas theft claims
A FORMER Hobart resident will fight dozens of theft charges after she allegedly stole thousands in cash and memberships from Cricket Tasmania.
Renee Ferguson, 46, entered a not guilty plea yesterday to 63 counts of stealing and two counts of dishonestly acquiring a financial advantage.
The former Howrah woman, who now lives interstate, was dialled into the Hobart Magistrates Court by telephone yesterday.
She was told her case would go to a half-day hearing on April 2.
Ms Ferguson’s defence lawyer Kim Baumeler will be overseas during summer, the court heard, and April was the first available date for all parties.
Prosecutors claim Ms Ferguson fraudulently obtained a $705 Cricket Tasmania junior and platinum membership, a $339 Hobart Hurricanes family membership and stole $1942 cash.
In June this year, prosecutors told the court that police would investigate further allegations of fraudulent conduct involving sums between $11,000 and $13,000. The matter will return to court on December 20 for mention.