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Spiritualist for trial over alleged theft of €322,000

THE State has been given more time to prepare its case against a medium and spiritualist accused of stealing more than €300,000.

Tom Colton (38) is accused of taking the cash from a man and woman nearly nine years ago.

He is facing trial by judge and jury in the Circuit Court, which has greater sentencing powers on conviction.

The case was adjourned for four weeks for the preparation of a book of evidence.

The accused, of The Park, Woolstan’s Abbey, Celbridge, Co Kildare, appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with a single count of theft.

The offence allegedly took place at an unknown location within the State on July 15, 2005.

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It is alleged that Colton stole the sum of €322,070 from Hugh and Mary McNally.

The matter was before the court for the service of the book of evidence, but a state solicitor said the book was not yet ready.

The court previously heard that the garda investigation was “somewhat complicated” and involved a bank and the Revenue Commissioners.

Mr Colton has not yet indicated how he is pleading to the charge.

According to his website, he is a medium and spiritualist.

He claims he communicated and interacted with the spirit world as a child, but it was not until his uncle died in 2001 that he began reconnecting with spirits as an adult.

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