Trial of Moray woman accused of stealing from her mother resumes

Trial of Portknockie woman enters a third day in Elgin this morning.

THE TRIAL OF a Moray woman accused of stealing over £80,000 from her elderly mother will go into a third day at Elgin Sheriff Court this morning.

Pearl Dewar, 63, denied knowledge of what happened to cash that her mother claims went missing over a six-year period.

Dewar, who is from Portknockie, is defending claims that she stole any money from her mother.

During the first two days of the trial last week, a recording of a police interview with the accused was played in court.  In that, Dewar told police that she gave her monther £400 a month and managed her finances as she was instructed to do so.

However, Fiscal Kevin Corrins told the court that even taking that into account along with other bills there was still thousands missing.

The court heard that Dewar had cared for her mother, Jane Gall, for 30 years and had earlier told the court that she was “totally flabbergasted” when her mother had asked her she had in her wardrobe and under her mattress.

The trial resumes today.