A MAN has appeared in court accused of taking his mother’s jewellery and then passing it on to pawnbrokers.
Balraj Kaler, of Marcus Way, Mount, was before Kirklees Magistrates’ Court yesterday.
Marina Hunter-Grey, prosecuting, said that Kaler had removed jewellery worth more than £12,000 from the family home.
He then exchanged these for £6,000 cash from various pawnbroker companies in the town, she said.
Ms Hunter-Grey said: “He took out five loans against the jewellery and used this money to gamble.
“He falsely represented that he had the right to obtain the loan against it.”
Kaler, 34, denies the allegation of fraud.
He claims he had permission to use the jewellery belonging to Disho Kaur.
Kaler faces trial at the Huddersfield court.
Magistrates agreed to adjourn his case until August 23 to allow for further statements to be provided.
He was granted unconditional bail until that date.