Legal secretary Leanne Harris in court on £500k theft charge

A legal secretary accused of stealing nearly £500,000 from an account has appeared before Brighton magistrates.

Leanne Harris, 25, is charged with seven counts of theft from Arscotts Solicitors, of Lansdowne Place, Hove, where she worked between 2008 and 2010.

She is also alleged to have stolen a further £62,000 from an elderly woman over whom she had power of attorney.

Ms Harris, of Gildredge in Whitesmith, near Lewes, was bailed to appear at Lewes Crown Court on 11 November.

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