THE practice manager at a Taunton dental practice has been accused of stealing more than £300,000 from one of the dentists working there.
Leanne Mary Daniell is to stand trial accused of stealing £302,680 belonging to dental practitioner Mike Biccard, of Parkfield Dental Surgery Ltd.
Daniell, 39, is also charged with committing fraud while occupying a position in which she was expected to safeguard or not to act against the financial interests of the dental practice.
She is alleged to have dishonestly abused her position as practice manager intending to make a gain to the value of £302,680 for herself.
During a hearing at Taunton Magistrates’ Court last Thursday, the case was sent to trial after a “plea of not guilty or none was indicated”.
The court heard that the alleged offences took place between April 1, 2010, and September 3, 2016.
Daniell, of The Witheys, Bristol, also uses the alias Leanne Mary Jeffrey, according to court documents.
The case was sent to Taunton Crown Court for trial by jury on June 17 or a date to be decided by the court.
The defendant was released on unconditional bail.