Warrant issued after Moulton woman fails to appear in court

Lincoln Crown Court.

Lincoln Crown Court.

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A judge today (Wednesday) issued a warrant to secure the attendance of a Moulton woman at court.

Maria Pridmore (35) was due to attend Lincoln Crown Court for a plea and case management hearing.

But her legal team told the court they had been in contact with Miss Pridmore who said she was not fit to attend.

Pridmore, of West Cobgate, Moulton, is charged with the theft of a bank card belonging to a Spalding pensioner on May 28.

She also faces two charges of fraud by false representation.

It is alleged Pridmore used the bank card and PIN to obtain £250 from an ATM cash machine on May 28.

Pridmore is then alleged to have used the bank card and PIN to obtain £300 from an ATM cash machine the following day, May 29.

Andrea Clarke, defending Pridmore, told the court there had been contact with her client who said she may need hospital treatment. Miss Clarke said a police officer had also attended at Miss Pridmore’s home to verify the claim.

Recorder Peter Cooke issued a warrant for Pridmore to appear at Lincoln Crown Court on December 4.

Pridmore was previously granted bail on condition that she does not contact the alleged victim or go to Woolram Wygate in Spalding.