Bridlington carer denies taking £287,000 from 102-year-old

Edith Negus
Image caption Edith Negus was being supported by a charity in Bridlington where Julie Sayles worked

A charity worker has denied taking nearly £290,000 from a 102-year-old woman she was caring for.

Julie Sayles, 58, is accused of defrauding Edith Negus in 2014 when she was her carer in Bridlington.

She is alleged to have taken £7,688 in February, £150,000 in March, £90,000 in June and £40,000 in July.

She pleaded not guilty at Hull Crown Court to five counts of fraud by abuse of position and two charges under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

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Image caption Julie Sayles denied defrauding the pensioner of £287,000 at Hull Crown Court

The 58-year-old, who worked at Friends of the Elderly in Bridlington, is also accused of making a gain for herself through fraudulent execution of a will.

Two of the charges relate to allegations that she used the money to buy a house in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, in April 2014 and Scarborough, in September 2014.

Ms Sayles, of Sewerby Road, Bridlington, is due to stand trial at the same court in June and was bailed.

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