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Trial of ex-Summerland bank employee abruptly cancelled

Terry Sedawie was charged with defrauding the bank’s customers
A former Summerland Royal Bank employee pleaded not guilty to fraud charges in Penticton court. (File photo)

The trial of Terry Lee Sedawie, the former Summerland Royal Bank employee charged with allegedly defrauding the banks customers, was canceled abruptly on June 27.

Proceedings didn’t have a chance to begin before Sedawie’s lawyer informed the courts that his client had been taken to the hospital that morning.

The trial was set to last for four days until June 30, with a few extra set aside according to court records at the end of July.

The BC Prosecution Service confirmed that the trial dates were cancelled and a new court date set on July 10, to reschedule the trial.

Sedawie was charged with six counts of fraud over $5,000 over incidents from 2011, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

At the time Sedawie had been an account manager for the RBC.

READ MORE: Summerland bank employee pleads not guilty to fraud over $5000

Sedawie has pleaded not guilty to all six charges.

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