FORMER Love Island contestant Bethany Rogers is to stand trial accused of using criminal money to buy and sell luxury motors.
The 23-year-old, who starred in the 2015 ITV2 show, appeared in court today alongside her co-accused Laurence Edwards, 28.
Bethany Rogers, pictured leaving Bradford Crown Court today[/caption]
The 23-year-old is accused of using criminal money to buy and sell luxury motors[/caption]
She spoke only to confirm her name and deny the charges.
Rogers, of Gomersal, West Yorks., and Edwards, of Burley-in-Wharfedale, near Bradford, West Yorks, face eight charges.
She is accused of knowingly possessing cash which she knew or suspected was the proceeds of crime.
That charge is understood to relate to money in her bank account paid in by 28-year-old Laurence Edwards.
She is also accused of converting criminal property – £16,500 in cash – in the purchase of an Audi A3 in June 2016.
At Bradford Crown Court Mr Edwards, of Burley-in-Wharfedale, denied charges including converting £25,500 of criminal money by buying a Mercedes.
He also denies having £49,772 of criminal cash between April 2015 and January 2018 – and converting £25,500 of it by buying a Mercedes A45 from Aston Martin in November 2016.
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Edwards is charged with another count of perverting the course of justice in January 2018 by reporting to police that the Mercedes A45 has been stolen in a burglary.
Both Rogers and Edwards will stand trial together on May 4 next year.
Judge Jonathan Gibson told them the trial will last three to four days.
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Rogers’ co-accused Laurence Edwards denied charges including converting £25,500 of criminal money by buying a Mercedes[/caption]
Mum of one Rogers faces two charges[/caption]
She starred in the 2015 ITV2 show, Love Island[/caption]