Kinross case is set back

A FORMER employee of the Kinross Hotel at Thurgoona who has pleaded not guilty to the theft of more than $10,000 will have a two-day court hearing in September.
Nanjing Night Net

Mathew Paul Coombes, 27, of Whitton Avenue, Thurgoona, has been charged with stealing property as a clerk or servant and dishonestly obtaining a financial advantage by deception.

The case had previously been listed for a two-day hearing on July 6 and 7 with 26 prosecution witnesses to be called.

But police prosecutor Sgt Rowan Harris made an application in Albury Local Court yesterday to vacate the date in July.

“It is a circumstantial matter and one that has some complication about it,” Sgt Harris said.

Magistrate Tony Murray set the hearing down for September 2 and 3.

It is alleged Coombes stole $10,566.45 in assorted currency from hotel owner Nic Conway.

The case had been initially investigated by police as an armed robbery at the hotel.

Barrister Alan Blackman represents Coombes and has indicated most of the witnesses would centre around Coombes’ alleged motive.

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