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Exhibitor denies fraud allegations

A BREEDER and exhibitor of Dogue de Bordeaux and Rottweiler appeared in court last week accused to defrauding the Scottish Tory party of almost £150,000.

Janet Perrie, who owns the Duntarvie kennels in Bellshill, Glasgow, appeared in court following allegations that she stole chesques from the party, and also the Unionist Party, whilst working as an accounts assistant in Edinburgh between 2005 and 2007.

It has been suggested that Perrie wrote the cheques to herself and presented them at banks around Edinburgh and Lothians with false signatures, pretending they were genuine. She is alleged to have then induced staff at the banks to process the stolen cheques and credit the funds totalling £149,417.19 to her accounts at Abbey National PLC.

Mrs Perrie showed her Dogue de Bordeaux, Ir Ch Jerivindi Magena at Duntarvie and her Rottweiler, Duntarvie Shalimar at this years Crufts. She is a member of the Midland Rottweiler Club, the SKC and the South Western Rottweiler Club.

She denies the alleged fraud and remains on bail. Defence lawyer Miriam Labaki said Ms Perrie was not present at the initial hearing because she had injured her leg. She said: ‘She was taken ill on the way home and blacked out and injured her leg. She's going to the doctors.’

Sheriff John Horsburgh, QC, agreed the case should call again at the end of the month.

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