Londonderry: Cancer Research UK worker steals charity money

A former Cancer Research UK assistant manager has pleaded guilty at Londonderry Magistrates Court to stealing over £600 from the charity.

Nicole Ferguson, 27, from Fergleen Park in Derry, pleaded guilty to stealing the money from the Ferryquay Street branch of Cancer Research UK.

The offence was committed between 21 March and 24 July 2014.

Ferguson has been released on bail until she is sentenced in February.

She also pleaded guilty to a second charge of abusing her position as an employee to expose charity to a risk of financial loss.

A defence solicitor told the court that full restitution would be available when Ferguson is sentenced.

As part of her bail conditions Ferguson must co-operate with the probation service and must reside at her Fergleen Park address.