Woman accused of stealing thousands from casino

G Casino, Blackpool.
G Casino, Blackpool.
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A woman who was head cashier at a Blackpool casino and worked there for 23 years has made her first appearance at court accused of stealing thousands of pounds from her workplace.

Patricia Williams, 60, faces seven offences of theft from the Grosvenor Casino, in the resort.

She is alleged to have stolen a total of £3,263 from cash boxes in the counting room at the casino between January 8 and 22 this year.

Defence lawyer Stephen Duffy entered not guilty pleas to all the charges on his client’s behalf.

Martine Connah, prosecuting, said the case was suitable to be heard at a magistrates court and the bench of JPs at Blackpool agreed it could be heard there.

Williams, of The Turnpike, Fulwood, Preston asked for trial at crown court.

She was bailed to appear at Preston Crown Court on March 6 next year.

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