A LAMPETER man has denied stealing more than £150,000 from his employer.

Andrew Ling, 38, of Cwmann, Lampeter, appeared at Swansea Crown Court on February 17 where he denied one count of theft by employee.

The charge accuses Ling of stealing £164,290.30 from Perpetual V2G Systems Ltd in Ceredigion – which he was said to have been a majority shareholder in - between March 30, 2016, and June 12, 2018.

He entered a not guilty plea to the count.

His Honour Judge P H Thomas KC granted Ling unconditional bail and he is due to stand trial at Swansea Crown Court on September 11.