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Man faces trial over company’s missing £21k

A 28-year-old man has denied stealing more than £21,000 from his employer.

A judge at Gloucester Crown Court has ruled that Romanian Antonio Tegla will nevertheless stand trial in July.

Mr Tegla, 28, of Lansdown Crescent, Cheltenham denied theft of £21,737.92 from the Golden Cross Group between October 10 and 17 2017, when he appeared in court yesterday (March 14).

Defence lawyer, Sarah Jenkins representing Mr Tegla said: "He is absolutely adamant this is a denial."

Judge Ian Lawrie QC asked: "Any idea where the missing money has gone?"

"No," said Mrs Jenkins.

"I thought I would ask," the judge replied.

The trial was fixed for July 8 and Mr Tegla was granted bail.

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