Man in court charged with taking £83,000 from South Tyneside couple

A man has appeared in court to face accusations of fleecing A South Tyneside couple of over £83,000 during an alleged three-year scam.

By Gareth Crickmer
Tuesday, 7th July 2020, 7:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 7th July 2020, 10:16 am

Jamie Dunn, 28, of Warwick Hall Walk, near High Heaton, Newcastle, is alleged to have stolen £49,178 in cash between May 15, 2016, and June 19 last year.

It is also claimed he borrowed £12,000 in June 2017 and £22,000 in November of the same year – both agreed loans which were not repaid.

Dunn is further accused of unlawfully using a Barclaycard to make financial gain, between March 1, 2018, and June 19, 2019.

The case was heard at South Shields Magistrates' Court.

He did not enter a plea to the charges when he appeared at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court.

Magistrates adjourned the case to be heard at Newcastle Crown Court on Wednesday, July 29.

Dunn was granted bail on condition he does not communicate with witnesses and does not go within 100m of the couple’s home.

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