Former bank employee accused of stealing €144k

A former Bank of Ireland employee has been sent forward for trial accused of stealing €144,000 from branches in Dublin over a nine-year period.

Former bank employee accused of stealing €144k

Alice Warnock, aged 54, from Rathbeale Ct, Swords, in Dublin was arrested at her home by officers from the Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation (GBFI). She was charged with 77 counts of theft of various sums. She also faces 26 counts of false accounting contrary to Section 10 of the Theft and Fraud Act, and a charge for attempted false accounting.

The offences are alleged to have occurred from 2003 until 2012 at Bank of Ireland’s Malahide, Dublin Airport, and Talbot St branches.

Detective Garda Siobhan Moore had told Dublin District Court there were 114 charges and the woman “made no reply to each one”.

Det Gda Moore said the DPP consented to Ms Warnock being returned for trial to the circuit court and said she can be sent forward on a signed plea of guilty should that arise.

Ms Warnock appeared again before Judge Anthony Halpin at the district court to be served with a book of evidence. The judge made an order sending her for trial to the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court where she will face her next hearing on February 19. She has not yet entered a plea and must notify the prosecution within 14 days if she intends to use an alibi in her defence.

There was no objection to bail but she was warned she must notify the GBFI of any change of address.

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