Court date set for alleged theft

SIX WITNESSES are expected to give evidence during a committal hearing into the alleged theft of more than $15,000 from a Tiaro pub.

Michael Andrew Mooney was charged with entering the Royal Hotel at Tiaro and committing an indictable offence.

Police will allege that he entered the hotel on May 25 and stole $15,860 from tills, electronic gaming machines and an unlocked safe.

Mooney, 33, did not appear for mention of his charge in the Maryborough Magistrates Court this week.

He was represented by lawyer Travis George who asked for the case to be set for committal proceedings with cross-examination of witnesses.

Mr George previously indicated Mooney would contest the charge and said the case against his client was based on circumstantial evidence.

Mooney, a builder’s labourer, has been on bail while waiting for his case to be finalised.

The matter was adjourned for a committal hearing in the court on September 29.



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