allegations of fraud |
Kirsten Stevenson (32) said at her house yesterday: ‘I’m just trying to get on with my life’
Kirsten Alexandra Stevenson (Credit: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX) — © Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
This is the alleged fraudster accused of defrauding her boss of £23,000 by tampering with National Lottery software.
Kirsten Alexandra Stevenson, 32, is charged with fraud by misrepresentation, theft and fraud by abuse of position between August 14, 2022 and January 23 of this year.
Speaking at her home yesterday, she said: “I’m just trying to get on with my life.
“He [the alleged victim] and I am not allowed to talk to each other at the moment.”
The case against Stevenson, of Gallows Street in Dromore, was heard at Banbridge Magistrates’ Court in Newry on Friday.
At Friday’s hearing, a police officer told the court she could link the defendant to the charge.
According to the specifics of point one, Stevenson defrauded the victim by “exaggerating” the National Lottery’s “winnings classifications” with the intent of making a profit for himself or causing a loss to the complainant.
There was some confusion in the courthouse on Friday over whether or not Stevenson, who was absent, was required to attend the hearing.
Defense lawyer Justin Byrne said she attended Belfast court by mistake, while a solicitor from the prosecution said the case would continue “on indictment” at Crown Court anyway.
No pleas have been formally entered.
District Judge Trevor Browne adjourned the case for a month.