A BARRHEAD woman is due to go on trial accused of embezzling more than £35,000.

Karen Graham, of Blackbyres Road, is said to have swiped the five-figure sum while acting as continuing attorney and welfare attorney for John Brown.

Prosecutors claim 53-year-old Graham pocketed £35,670 while overseeing Mr Brown’s affairs between April 1, 2014 and April 30, 2017.

When the case against her called in public for the first time at Paisley Sheriff Court, matters were adjourned until next month for a trial to take place.