Former Rush Credit Union manager appears in court charged with theft of almost €900k
- 19:19, 7 Jul 2022
- Updated: 19:19, 7 Jul 2022
THE former manager of Rush Credit Union has appeared in court charged with the theft of almost €900,000 following an investigation into fraud at the financial institution.
Anne Butterly, 65, of Channel Road, Rush, appeared before Balbriggan District Court today charged with 35 counts of theft on dates between 2009 and 2016.
Detective Garda Michael Owens gave evidence of arrest, charge and caution.
He said he met Butterly by appointment at Balbriggan Garda Station yesterday morning where he cautioned the defendant and charged her with 35 counts of theft.
Detective Garda Owens said Butterly replied to three of the charges after caution.
In reply to one she said: “I can’t remember with him.”
Butterly said: “Seems to be the same amount on two occasions. I don’t think I would have done this”, in relation to another charge.
She replied to a further charge: “That €40,000 came out and went back in within two days I’m nearly sure.”
The accused made no reply to the other 32 charges.
Defence solicitor Siobhan McNeilis said the accused has no fixed income and relies on her husband’s social welfare.
Judge Joanne Carroll remanded Butterly on bail on her own bond of €100 to September 1 for the service of the Book of Evidence.
She directed the defendant to surrender her passport and provide a mobile phone number to gardaí.