South Scotland

Jedburgh cleaner accused of £60,000 theft

A Borders cleaner has been accused of stealing £60,000 from a pensioner in the course of her employment.

Teresa Brown, 44, is charged with using banks cards, given to her by the 68-year-old man from Kirk Yetholm, to pay for goods and services for herself.

The offence is said to have happened on numerous occasions between October 2011 and August 2012.

Ms Brown, of Jedburgh, pleaded not guilty to the indictment at Selkirk Sheriff Court.

The case will be recalled on 17 March.

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