IN COURT: The latest news and appearances from North Staffordshire's courts
The case of Lynda Dale, aged 58, of Kingsfield Road, Biddulph, was adjourned at North Staffordshire Justice Centre until January 14. She is charged with an affray at Biddulph on November 22.
Susan James, aged 56, of Kettering Drive, Eaton Park, has pleaded guilty to fraud. She admitted abusing her position as a financial agent for Provident by opening fraudulent customer accounts to obtain cash between January 1, 2010 and March 9, 2010. James will be sentenced at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court after a report is prepared on her by a probation officer. The defendant was granted bail.
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A teenager charged with possessing a Samurai sword in Stafford Street, Hanley, on November 22 is due to appear at North Staffordshire Justice Centre on January 16. Joshua Allen, aged 18, of Holte Road, Birmingham, is also accused of resisting a police officer at Hanley on the same date and stealing clothing from Sports Direct at Newcastle on December 12.
A man with 97 convictions has pleaded guilty to three thefts. Wayne Smith, aged 47, of Perry Close, Hanley, admitted theft of perfume valued £87 from Debenhams, Hanley, on December 10, theft of perfume valued £106 from the same shop on December 11 and theft of perfume valued £39.88 from B&M, Hanley, on December 18. He was also in breach of a conditional discharge imposed on November 12. Smith will be sentenced on January 10.
Pensioner David Mathias has indicated he will plead guilty to a number of sex offences when he appears at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court on February 15. The 68-year-old, of Union Street, Leek, is accused of seven matters of sexual touching between 2004 and 2008 and twos offences of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity. He was unconditionally bailed by magistrates at the North Staffordshire Justice Centre.
Joseph Randall, aged 33, of Dale Side, Buxton, is accused of assaulting Clare Scally, common assault on Miss Scally, criminal damage to a door and damaging a door lock all on December 3. Magistrates at North Staffordshire Justice Centre adjourned the case until January 16.
A warrant has been issued for Julie Bartlett, aged 41, who failed to attend Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court yesterday to be sentenced for an affray. Her sentence was deferred from August so a psychiatric assessment could be carried out because she was struggling to deal with the death of her 16-year-old son, Kyle, who was killed in a crash in Weston Coyney. Bartlett, of St Mary’s Road, Sandford Hill, Longton, will be remanded in custody when arrested.
Adam Williams, aged 21, denied a charge of theft when he appeared at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court yesterday. Williams, of Donagh Close, Macclesfield, denies stealing cash belonging to Katie Crozier on September 17. His trial will be held in the week commencing February 18 and his bail was extended.
Shane Gallagher, aged 25, of Lynwood Way, Tunstall, was given a 12-month conditional discharge after pleading guilty to possessing a small quantity of cannabis at Weston Coyney on October 24. The defendant was also ordered to pay £85 costs by magistrates at North Staffordshire Justice Centre.
Jacob Sinclair, who denies dangerous driving on October 29, 2011, is due to stand trial at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court on a date to be fixed. The 23-year-old, of Machin Street, Tunstall, was granted bail.
After admitting failing to comply with the requirements of a community order imposed at North Staffordshire Magistrates’ Court on August 21, Ryan Sedgewick, aged 18, of Nash Peake Street, Tunstall, was allowed to continue on the order by magistrates at the North Staffordshire Justice Centre, but to mark the breach he was ordered to do 14 hours unpaid work and pay £60 compensation.
Teenager drink-driver Sian Cartwright was banned from driving for 12 months by magistrates sitting at North Staffordshire Justice Centre. The defendant, aged 19, of Stonehouse Crescent, Werrington, pleaded guilty to excess alcohol on December 16. The reading was 55 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The limit is 35. As well as the ban she was fined £110 with £85 costs.