A PENSIONER accused of pocketing thousands of pounds while acting as church treasurer is no longer facing prosecution.

Catherine McVey, 81, was charged with embezzling £5,800 from St Conval’s Parish church in Pollok, Glasgow.

She was accused of taking the money while acting as the treasurer of the church between July and August 2013.

The OAP, from Pollok, was due to stand trial at Glasgow Sheriff Court this week but prosecutors dropped the charge against her.

A Crown Office spokesman said: “The Procurator Fiscal deals with every case on its own individual facts and circumstances and will take action where there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest to do so.

“Following full and careful consideration of the facts and circumstances of this case, the Procurator Fiscal decided that there should be no further criminal proceedings.”

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