December 6 2013 Latest news:
Friday, October 25, 2013
The former manager of a GPs practice in Littleport is facing accusations that she stole more than £100,000 from her employers.
Yvonne Bartram, 51, of Wisbech Road, Littleport, was due to appear at Cambridge Magistrates’ Court on Thursday but was unable to attend, the court heard, after being admitted to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, in Cambridge, to receive treatment for a dog bite.
The case was adjourned until November 7.
Mrs Bartram stands accused that, between January 1, 2007, and December 31, 2010, she stole £102,405 from the partners at St George’s Medical Centre, in Parsons Lane.
The 51-year-old also stands accused of stealing 200 tablets of Pergolide Mesilate, a drug which can be given to help alleviate the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
A fortnight ago, Mrs Bartram appealed through the Ely Standard for help re-homing nine horses which she kept next to her home in Littleport.
She said that the owners of the field in which the horses were kept, construction giant FP McCann, had given her just four weeks to remove the animals as it wanted to expand its operation. She also alleged that the company was causing a noise nuisance and working outside of its conditioned hours.