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Accused pleads not guilty to fraud and theft charges
11:00am Thursday 25th October 2012 in News
A WOMAN accused of conning money out of Canvey residents and stealing from a supermarket has pleaded not guilty to all charges.
Ashley Dennett, 27, was charged with three counts of fraud and four counts of theft after she allegedly travelled to Canvey from her former home in Yorkshire to commit the offences.
On September 13 2011 it is alleged she extracted cash from David Green after claiming she needed money to repair her dead child’s headstone.
On December 20 2011 she is accused of stealing meat from a branch of the Co-Op, on Canvey, and that she then stole cleaning products from the same store six days later on December 26 2011.
It is also alleged she stole £600 cash and a gold ring from Irene Clements on January 9 this year and made false claims to Tia Fincham on January 28 that she had no money for food or to put in her electricity meter.
On January 29 she is accused of stealing £10 from Ryan Holmes, on February 2 she is alleged to have made false claims to Christina Goss that she had groceries for sale when she did not, and on February 8 she is accused of extracting cash from Claire Martin by saying she had no money for her electricity meter.
Dennett, who is believed to now live in Scotland, but her last known address was Dishforth Road, in Sharow, North Yorkshire, travelled to Basildon Crown Court for a plea and case management hearing on Tuesday, October 23.
She entered not guilty pleas to all the charges and will be tried by a jury on Monday, February 18.