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Woman admits stealing dance cash

Amanda Williams
Mrs Williams has been remanded in custody until sentencing on 10 July.

A 52-year-old woman has admitted taking thousand of pounds which had been intended for a dance trip to America.

Amanda Williams, of Swindon, took the cash in April from Bobbi's Academy of Dance intended so that the teenagers could take part in a competition.

The trip still went ahead after the entrance fee was waived and youngsters were given free hotel accommodation.

Williams, of Stoneybeck Close, Westlea, pleaded guilty at Swindon Crown Court to fraud by abuse of position.

She was originally charged with the theft of £27,000 and has now been remanded in custody awaiting sentencing on 10 July.

"Amanda Williams let down a large number of children and parents who had trusted her to take care of their payments for a dance trip to America," said CPS Wiltshire Crown Advocate Claire Marlow.

"Instead Mrs Williams abused that trust. She disregarded the efforts put into raising the money and the impact on those involved."

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