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Sheffield woman accused of stealing from neighbour in court

A woman accused of forging a letter from Help for Heroes to cover up taking about £13,800 from a dying neighbour has appeared in court.

Sheila Turner is alleged to have faked paperwork claiming Beryl Furness had made a donation to the charity.

She is also accused of faking a second letter from Macmillan Cancer Support.

Mrs Turner, from Sheffield, appeared at the city's magistrates' court earlier but did not enter a plea to charges of forgery, theft and fraud.

The 60-year-old, of Brailsford Road, Ecclesfield, was granted unconditional bail ahead of her next appearance at Sheffield Crown Court on 25 September.

The offences are alleged to have taken place between March 2011 and October 2012.

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