THE former treasurer of the Bideford Air Training Corps is to face trial in front of a Crown Court jury accused of stealing £4,500 from the organisation.
Allan Benson, 56, did not enter a plea when he appeared for the first time at Exeter Crown Court but resident Judge Francis Gilbert, QC, was told the case should be listed for trial.
The judge set a timetable for the exchange of prosecution and defence papers and adjourned the case for a plea and case management hearing on November 15.
Benson, of Malvern Way, Bideford, is accused of stealing £4,500 from the Air Training Corps while in a position of trust as treasurer between 2006 and 2011.
His trial has been listed for April next year.