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Jury set to resume in club theft trial

By Plymouth Herald  |  Posted: November 29, 2012

A jury was today due to resume deliberations in the case of a woman accused of stealing almost £40,000 from a social club where she worked as a steward.

Tonia Bailey, aged 47 and from The Barbican, denies stealing £19,231 from the members’ Christmas thrift club at the Saltram Club in Lipson between December 31, 2009 and November 27, 2010.

She also pleaded not guilty to the theft of £19,477.47 from the social club between January 1, 2010 and February 3, 2011, and one charge of false accounting, where she is alleged to have altered the books to cover up her theft.

Judge Paul Darlow finished his summing-up at Plymouth Crown Court late yesterday morning and sent the jurors out before lunch to consider its verdicts.

But by 4.30pm last night, they had not been able to reach unanimous verdicts on the three charges and were released to resume deliberations at 9.45am today.

Blonde-haired Bailey, wearing a grey-and-black dress and short grey jacket, was released on bail.

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