Post officer worker accused of stealing £7,500

Post office worker in court
Post office worker in court

A Post Office employee who allegedly posed as a customer to steal £7,500 was yesterday allowed to be a customer herself.

Part of the bail conditions had barred 42-year-old Pamela Burch from entering any Post Office – but District Judge Mark Hamill said given the fact the alleged thefts happened when Burch was “behind the counter... the condition is a nonsense”.

Burch, from Hawthorn Rise, Ballywalter, is charged with stealing £7,500 from Hazel Corry and 13 further charges of committing fraud by falsely representing herself to be Hazel Corry, all alleged to have occurred on dates between July 16, 2012 and August 31 last year.

Burch’s solicitor said the charges would be “strenuously contested”.

The case was adjourned until February 26 and Burch was released on continuing bail.