County Antrim man is accused of playing 'confidence trick' on his gran

County Antrim man is accused of playing 'confidence trick' on his gran

A MAN is accused of a "confidence trick" to steal his granny's bank card and then withdraw £1,000, it is alleged.

William Alexander Baxter (21), with an address listed as Knockmoyle Drive in Antrim town, is accused of burglary and fraud by false representation in relation to August this year.

A defence lawer said the defendant denies the charges.

When asked by District Judge Nigel Broderick what the defence case was, a defence barrister said there had been an alleged burglary at the defendant's grandmother's house.

He said it was alleged the defendant had performed "a confidence trick effectively" and used a stolen bank card to take over £1,000 but that was "denied totally".

The case at Antrim Magistrates Court, sitting in Ballymena, has been adjourned to January for a contest.