Felixstowe: Eddie Maher �1.1m theft trial date set
THE man arrested in America 19 years after a �1.1million theft will face trial in March, a judge decided today.
Eddie Maher, 57, appeared at the Old Bailey by video-link from Belmarsh Prison in south east London.
The defence applied for the trial to be moved from February 18 to March 4 next year at Ipswich Crown Court.
Mr Justice Fulford allowed the application and remanded Maher in custody.
Maher is charged with stealing �1,172,500 while working for Securicor in 1993.
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He disappeared with the money in a security van in which he had been waiting outside Lloyds Bank in Hamilton Road, Felixstowe.
The van was later found empty and abandoned.
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Maher was arrested in February in Ozark, Missouri in the US, where he was working for a cable company.
The father-of-three returned voluntarily to the England on July 10.