Former Chatteris Conservative Club steward and wife sent for trial following alleged theft of £32,000

16:24 23 April 2014

Chatteris Conservative Club

Chatteris Conservative Club

Archant

The former steward and stewardess of Chatteris Conservative Club have been sent for trial in connection with the alleged theft of £32,000.

Antony Dooley, 54, of Irchester, Northants, is accused of stealing £32,023 between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2012.

His wife, Lynn, 55, is accused of acquiring, using “or had possession of criminal property, namely cash to the value of £32,023.”

The pair, who has always denied any wrong doing, was summonsed following a 15 month investigation by Cambridgeshire police.

The Dooleys appeared before Huntingdon magistrates on Tuesday and both for sent for trial at Peterborough Crown Court in July. Both were granted unconditional bail.

The club called in police to investigate after they suspended their then steward in the run-up to Christmas 2012.

Last month club officials posted a notice inside the club informing members of the decision to charge the Dooleys.

The private members club was formed nearly 100 years ago, originally for men only and over the years the King Edward Road premises have been upgraded and local ‘celebrity’ members included snooker player Joe Perry and former professional boxer Dave ‘Boy’ Green.

More news stories

Yesterday, 15:36
Catherine Jenkinson-Dix and some of her team in 2013 discussing some of the college's achivements with Ely Standard Editor John Elworthy

The principal of Ely College has stepped down with immediate effect – along with her two vice principals- in the wake of a damning Ofsted report.

Yesterday, 16:03

As a parent having two children, now 27 and 25 years-old, who have gone through Ely College in the times where Ely’s reputation was somewhat poor, I am saddened that now Ely College will go through uncertain times.

Yesterday, 15:29
Evelyn Forde has taken charge at Ely College.

The academy trust which oversees Ely College has announced Evelyn Forde as the new principal.

Yesterday, 11:56
Ely College. Catherine Jenkinson-Dix, Principal.

Inspectors have delivered a withering assessment of Ely College in a report published this week, branding the school ‘inadequate’.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Ely Standard e-edition today E-edition