Woman accused of charity fraud faces further charge
A WOMAN accused of trying to profit from the death of a two-year-old boy faces a further charge of robbery.
Sarah Louisa Moore is charged with 16 counts of fraud by false representation in May and June, following the death of Levi Brailsford. The toddler fell out of a moving car onto Stockwood Lane and died from head injuries on May 11.
A fortnight later, 23-year-old Moore, of Silcox Road, Hartcliffe, is alleged to have knocked on doors in several areas of Bristol, including Redland and Withywood, falsely claiming to be collecting for Levi's headstone.
Moore appeared before Bristol Crown Court, via video link from HMP Eastwood Park, for a preliminary hearing.
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She did not enter pleas to the charges and was remanded in custody pending all matters, including a robbery allegation, to be dealt with together later this month.
Previously, prosecutor Karen Grant told magistrates the fraud allegations related to incidents between May 25 and June 2.
During this time Moore is accused of having collected sums of money ranging from £1 to £10 and totalling more than £25.
Some of the charges relate to incidents in which Moore is alleged to have asked for money from people but was not been given any.
Moore has pleaded not guilty to two charges of fraud by false representation, relating to alleged false charity collections on May 29, and those two charges are to be heard with the other 14 later this month.
Levi died after letting himself out of the back passenger door of a car, after unclipping his seat belt while he was being driven home by a relative.
He fell into the road near the junction of Hollway Road and Stockwood Lane, suffering fatal head injuries.
A police investigation found it was a tragic accident.
His family is calling for the Government to change the law to make it compulsory for drivers to activate child locks in their cars if they have children as passengers.
To sign a petition in support, visit the website epetitions.direct.gov.uk/ petitions/34922.