Northern Ireland

Teenager faces £52,000 internet fraud charges

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Image caption The teenager denies stealing over £52,000 through fraudulent internet banking transfers

A 16-year-old girl has appeared in court charged with stealing over £52,000 through fraudulent internet banking transfers.

The girl, who cannot be identified because of her age, denies seven charges in total.

Three are of committing fraud by abuse of position, two of theft and forgery and one fraud by false representation.

The offences are alleged to have been committed between April 2007 and March 2010.

During that time the accused is believed to have stolen cheque books, dishonestly carried out internet banking transactions to a total value of £52,700, lodged £4,500 worth of company cheques into her own bank account and forged cheques to a total value of £4,500.

She is also charged with dishonestly cashing forged company cheques totalling £11,250 at a Belleek, County Fermanagh, filling station and used a credit card without authority.

All offences relate to the same victim.

The accused pleaded not guilty to all charges during a hearing at Dungannon Crown Court.

She has been remanded on bail to stand trial on 22 September.