Evening Telegraph

Pair accused of stealing £10,000 and documents including a death certificate

Lauderdale Avenue

A man and a woman have been accused of carrying out a series of crimes of dishonesty over the space of nine days – including stealing a five-figure sum of cash.

Pamela Devlin, 48, of Grampian Close, and Neil Hutchison, 48, of Ballumbie Drive, deny the four charges against them.

They deny that between May 1-10 at an address on Lauderdale Avenue they stole £10,000 in cash, a car key and documents, a laptop, a wallet with bank cards and a driving licence and parcels containing clothing and a death certificate.

They also deny that on May 8 at Jolly’s Hotel on Gray Street, Broughty Ferry, they fraudulently used a debit card in the name of Julia Hutchison to obtain goods valued at £89.67.

They further deny that on May 9 at an ATM on Gray Street, Broughty Ferry, they obtained £200 having stolen a bank card and obtained the Pin number. And they deny stealing a further £200 from another ATM at the Spar store on King Street, Broughty Ferry, on the same date.

Hutchison also denies a separate charge that he assaulted Alexander Hutchison and struck him on the head with a metal bowl and bit him on the nose at an address on Lauderdale Avenue on May 21.

On that charge, Hutchison has lodged a special defence of self-defence.

Trial for the joint matters was fixed for September 11 at Dundee Sheriff Court by Sheriff John Rafferty.

An intermediate diet for Hutchison’s assault charge will take place on the same date.