Husband and wife deny fraudulent handling of disabled son's care funding
- Credit: ARCHANT
A married couple are set to go on trial next year after denying dishonestly handling payments intended for the care of their disabled son.
Simon and Rebecca Toloui, of Main Road, Chelmondiston, appeared at Ipswich Crown Court on Thursday morning, via video link, for a plea and trial preparation hearing.
Simon Toloui, 65, and Rebecca Toloui, 58, both entered not guilty pleas to a charge of fraud by abuse of position.
The offence is alleged to have taken place between June 28, 2015 and March 1, 2019.
Prosecutors allege a number of payments the couple received from Suffolk Independent Living, a direct payment support service operated by Suffolk County Council, were not used as intended for the care of their disabled son.
Judge Martyn Levett set a date for an estimated three-week trial to begin on August 22, 2022.
A review hearing will be scheduled to take place in advance of the trial on April 21 this year.
- 1 Police unlock county lines drug dealer's phone with first guess at password
- 2 Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer joins Ipswich bingo night
- 3 Man arrested after more than 80 vehicles checked on day of action
- 4 'I love it' –shoppers and retailers hope Ipswich street closure is here to stay
- 5 Mum's pride as former Ipswich schoolboy named in Tokyo 2020 Olympics squad
- 6 Why you should be heading to Beach Street this Saturday
- 7 A12 reopens after three-vehicle crash
- 8 Kesgrave shooting: Judge tells jury majority verdict allowed
- 9 'I can't sleep' – Ipswich Hockey Club tired by ASB at new pitch
- 10 CCTV appeal after vandal shatters McDonald's door
The couple were released on conditional bail ahead of their next appearance at Ipswich Crown Court.