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The finance officer of the Notting Hill Carnival has denied swindling over three quarters of a million pounds out of the annual event.
Nadia Chase Ali, 34, from the Caribbean islands of Trinidad and Tobago claims there was no dishonesty when making bank transfers to her own personal account.
She appeared at Isleworth Crown Court today, where she will return for her trial.
Ali, of Bonchurch Road, North Kensington pleaded not guilty to one count of fraud by abuse of position between March 6, 2014 and December 2, 2016.
It is alleged that while occupying the position of finance officer at The Carnival Village Trust in Powis Square, Notting Hill she abused that position to dishonestly make a gain of £784,262.56p.
She also pleaded not guilty to one count of theft, namely stealing financial documents and letters belong in to The Carnival Village Trust.
Ali, who has a young four month-old child, is alleged to have transferred quantities of money to her homeland.
She remains on bail on condition she resides at her recorded address, does not leave the UK and surrenders her passport to police.