Court update on woman accused of £561,000 theft from caravan park

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A husband and wife are on track to face trial concerning an alleged theft of more than £500,000 from a camping and caravan park near Bristol.

Former accounts manager Amanda Trist is alleged to have stolen £561,739.18 from Northam Farm Camping and Caravan Park in Brean.

The 51-year-old, of Eastville Lane in Cheddar, is charged with taking the money between September 2012 and March 2018.

She faces allegations of false accounting and transferring money to her husband and immediate family.

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Her husband Richard Trist, 55, is charged with possessing criminal property valued at £27,000.

The case was mentioned at Bristol Crown Court yesterday (June 9, 2020).

Emma Martin, speaking via video link due to coronavirus lockdown, said her client was in need of major surgery which had been pushed back due to the pandemic.

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Judge William Hart said a trial date of October 19 remains in place.

A further case management hearing was pencilled in for the first available date after September 1.

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