Woman on church cash theft charges

Londonderry Courthouse
Londonderry Courthouse

A 27-year-old woman has appeared in Londonderry Magistrates Court accused of stealing over £32,000 from a church.

Lyndsey Bredin, of Primity Crescent, Newbuildings, faces a total of 19 charges of theft by an employee.

The offences relate to alleged thefts from Culmore Parish Church between March 2010 and October 2011.

During a brief hearing, Bredin spoke to confirm her identity and that she understood the charges. The 27-year-old declined to say anything in answer to the charges or to call any evidence on her own behalf. Paddy McDaid, defending, accepted there is a case for his client to answer.

She was released on her own bail of £500 and will appear at the Crown Court for arraignment on February 13.