Woman charged with theft of £12,200 from Harleston charity shop

Bullock Fair charity shop, Harleston.Photo: Andy DarnellCopy: Emma KnightsFor: Archant © 2010 (01603

Bullock Fair charity shop, Harleston.Photo: Andy DarnellCopy: Emma KnightsFor: Archant © 2010 (01603) 772434 - Credit: Archant © 2010

A former director of a Harleston charity shop has been charged by police with stealing more than £12,000 from the charitable organisation.

Jane Marsh, 55, of The Common, Harleston, has been charged with the theft of a credit balance to the value of £12,202.93 from the Bullock Fair Charity Shop.

She has been bailed by police to appear at Norwich Magistrates' Court on April 8.

The offence is alleged to have taken place between July 1 2012 and August 21 2015.

Sally Wilkinson, managing director of Bullock Fair Charity Shop, said there had been an investigation at the shop and as the matter was now in the hands of the police she would not comment on the theft allegation.

She added that the charity shop has not been affected by the alleged theft and that it continued to make donations to good causes.

Mrs Wilkinson also thanked everybody for their continued support.

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The shop is based in Bullock Fair Close and supports the East Anglian Air Ambulance, East Anglia's Children's Hospices and All Hallows Hospital at Ditchingham, near Bungay.

The charity has 40 volunteers and was set up in 1999 by Mrs Wilkinson's father, Alec Garrard,

Bullock Fair Charity Shop started as one small shop and has grown to two shops situated alongside each other, one with clothes and bric-a-brac and the other selling books, CDs, records, cassettes and small electrical items.

In an annex the charity calls Aladdin's Cave it has household items and small furniture items for sale.