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Jury discharged in adviser fraud case

Jury discharged in adviser fraud case

A jury has been discharged at the trial of a former financial adviser accused of a £31,000 fraud.

A new trial will start on July 29 next year over the allegation faced by ex-Lloyds Bank worker Carlene Butler at Nottingham Crown Court.

The mother-of-two who pleads not guilty and remains on bail - was based at the Lower Parliament Street branch, in Nottingham, when the fraud was said to have happened.

The alleged victim was a 69-year-old Bilborough woman with vascular dementia.

Butler, 49, of Hazelwood Drive, Hucknall, denies fraud, concerning £31,815, between June 17 2013 and February 20 this year.

Butler worked for Lloyds Bank at various branches for around 17 years. She is no longer employed there by her "own choice".

She was based at the Lower Parliament Street branch, in Nottingham, when the fraud is said to have happened.

The alleged victim visited the bank mostly on a Monday and Thursday, although sometimes it was not always possible for her to stick to those days.